In conjunction with the 2015 Kneehill County Road study, Kneehill County has developed a shoulder pull program to enhance the longevity of our roads, conducting 225 miles of shoulder pulls over the past 5 years. 2018's program will focus on 59 miles of roadway in the north-western portion of the County beginning in August, and weather permitting, the contractor should have the project completed within 30 days.
With time and use, the surface material of the road gets spread out onto the roadside (shoulders) until the crown of the road is essentially squished out from the center to the sides. The shoulder pull maintenance brings the material back onto the main road surface and returns the road to its proper state, reducing road rebuilds, repairs on trouble areas, re-graveling costs, and grader passes.
Local residents can expect temporary road closures and traffic disruption in the area. Stay tuned to Kneehill County's social media and the Road Closures page of the website for closure updates and more information.
Shoulder Pull Map
Roads scheduled for 2018's Shoulder Pull Program
are highlighted in pink. 5MB. (Click to enlarge).
For more information, please contact Kneehill County's Operations Department, 1-866-443-5541.