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Wednesday , 4 August 2021

Road bans in the County of Vermilion River begin Friday

The County of Vermilion River has announced a list of road bans effective Friday, March 19.

The following portions of oil surfaced roads will be banned at 75 per cent of their maximum allowable weight:

  1. RR11 from TWP 502 to TWP 503
  2. RR 12 from TWP 504 to TWP 502
  3. RR 13 from HWY 16 to Rolling Greens
  4. RR 20 from HWY 619 to TWP 474
  5. RR 20 from HWY 16 to HWY 619
  6. RR 20 from within the Hamlet of McLaughlin & all roads within
  7. RR 21 from HWY 16 to Blackfoot
  8. RR 23 from HWY 16 to TWP 500
  9. RR 43 from Dewberry from TWP 530
  10. RR 53 from HWY 45 to TWP 542
  11. RR 55 from TWP 522 to TWP 532
  12. RR 55 from TWP 542 to HWY 45
  13. RR 64 from TWP 512 to Cloverview Estates
  14. RR 64A from TWP 512 South 1.5 miles
  15. TWP 474 from HWY 897 to RR 41
  16. TWP 480 from HWY 41 to RR 62
  17. TWP 494 from HWY 897 to RR 12
  18. TWP 500 from HWY 41 to RR 71
  19. TWP 501 from HWY 41 to RR 71
  20. TWP 504 from RR 14 to RR 12
  21. TWP 511 from RR 73 to HWY 41
  22. TWP 512 from RR 64 to RR 64A
  23. TWP 514 from HWY 17 to RR 13
  24. TWP 532 from HWY 41 to RR 55
  25. TWP 532 from RR 50 to HWY 893
  26. TWP 542 from RR 50 to HWY 897

The county says these bans are put in place to protect and preserve public safety as well as county infrastructure. The duration of the ban is unknown so residents and workers are asked to monitor the county’s website and social media for further updates.

All vehicles 22,500 kg and over require a permit to operate on county roads.

For more information on permits or road bans you can contact the Public Works department at 780-846-3309 or visit https://www.vermilion-river.com/living_here/roads/permits_road_bans_.html

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.