Every year, the City of Grande Prairie plans and maintains public infrastructure on City land with the goal of building a safe, connected, and mobile community for years to come.
We consider everything within the City's road right-of-way including drains, trails, sidewalks, roads, traffic signals, and bridges. We also support local land developers as they construct new commercial and residential areas.
Major reconstruction and new infrastructure projects are implemented by capital planning and construction using consultants and contractors. Our primary programs include:
Road improvements can include:
Road improvements are completed for a variety of reasons including to extend the life of existing roadways, to manage traffic flow, and support the city's traffic needs through population or economic growth.
The City regularly upgrades traffic signals, traffic cabinets, and underground wiring. The City will also install new signals at intersections or crosswalks when deemed necessary by traffic monitoring reports.
Vehicle and pedestrian bridges are key links within the transportation network. They help people move from one point to another.
The City inspects and maintains all 15 pedestrian bridges and all six vehicle bridges within the city.
The City constructs and maintains the city's stormwater drainage network. The stormwater drainage network consists of underground pipes, culverts, catchbasins, outfalls and above ground public utility lots, gutters, and swales. Each part of the network plays a role in ensuring stormwater is collected from properties and flows to natural water-bodies.
Aquatera Utilities Inc. is responsible for the water and wastewater systems that deliver drinking water to, and removes wastewater from, homes.
There are three types of upgrades or changes to pedestrian links, commonly referred to as sidewalks, trails, and pathways.
Maintenance - treating sections of sidewalk, trail, or path to eliminate safety hazards
Reconstruction - replacement of significant portions of concrete sidewalk or trail
Removal - removing a portion of sidewalk, trail, or path that is no longer required to connect pedestrians from one area to another