Rocky View County (RVC) will explore creating truck haul routes or agreements in an effort to keep gravel trucks off certain County roads.
The directive stemmed from an Oct. 22 notice of motion by Coun. Samanntha Wright, who said she’d received several calls from concerned residents about an increase in gravel trucks using roads in her division. Recently, she said, the City of Calgary has amended the routes gravel trucks are allowed to travel, forcing traffic into the County.
“I’m really concerned that those trucks could end up coming out onto our roads and using infrastructure that isn’t designed for these heavy loads,” she said.
Reeve Greg Boehlke indicated he wouldn’t support a county-wide initiative, but would be in favour of assessing agreements or truck bans for specific roads. Wright then amended her motion to specify Weedon Trail, Horse Creek Road and Burma Road west of Rocky Ridge Road.
Council voted 4-3 on the motion, with Deputy Reeve Al Schule and Couns. Jerry Gautreau and Daniel Henn opposed. Couns. Kim McKylor and Mark Kamachi were not in attendance during this portion of the meeting.
“The minute we start doing that, we’re just going to move the problem over to another road,” Schule said. “I’m not sure if that’s the right answer.”
Administration will report back to council no later than March 15, 2020.