Do road bans apply to winter or summer weights?
Answer:  summer

I have a Road Permit and a Road Use Agreement, how do I get an exemption for banned roads?
Answer: You don't!  Road Permits and Road Use Agreements do not exempt you from road bans

I am an Agriculture carrier, do the bans apply to me?
Answer: Yes, the bans apply to all carriers, including agriculture.  Please ensure your loads are at the posted ban weights.

My weight capacity is only 12,000kgs, do the road bans apply to me?
Answer: Yes, the road bans apply to all vehicles with a weight of 4,500 kgs or more.

** PLEASE BE ADVISED that Yearly Permits are NOT VALID on the banned roads.  This applies to all carriers, including AGRICULTURE permits - you must be 75% on the banned roads, even if you have a yearly permit.


Provincial Highway Road Ban Information

Toll free road ban information for Provincial Highways can be obtained by  dialing 1-855-ROADBAN (1-855-762-3226) 

Heavy Traffic Permits are Required

By-Law 14-04 (consolidated version) affects Heavy Traffic on County of Vermilion River roads.  

All Heavy Traffic 22,500kgs and over require a PERMIT to be on County Roads.  
Direct Line: (780) 846-3309 

Read the Information Sheet with overview and detailed listing of Agreements and Types of Permits


The County of Vermilion River currently uses the TRAVIS permitting system implemented by the Province of Alberta for all required transportation permits.  TRAVIS is a web-based Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System to allow Industry to apply for all required permits.  These permits are primarily for over-weight and over-size loads moving in Alberta.

TRAVIS provides Industry users a true "one-window" application process to request approval to move on Provincial Highways and Municipal Roadways anywhere in Alberta and CVR.  Vehicles will not be allowed to move in the municipality without this approval being granted. 

Effective November 2018, CVR has contracted ROADATA Services to handle all incoming TRAVIS Permit requests.  There will be an administrative fee from Roadata Services of $25 per TRAVIS Permit request.  They have full access to our road database of oil company and industry operators permitted roads in order to accurately approve or reject the requests. For information on the TRAVIS system and how you can apply for a permit go to:


Dust Control Program

Road Standards

It is the mission of the Public Works Department to improve our roads infrastructure to the best standard possible.  When investing in the County's infrastructure, the County strives to maximize the value input and quality for the longevity and services of the road as approved by the budget in the fiscal year.  At the time of construction, the County strives to address the safety of the travelling public, future maintenance costs, proper site lines and future economic growth.  These guidelines are set out to ensure that proper construction can be carried out to obtain these goals.

Current road construction standards for all classifications of roads are currently under review.

The sources of revenue used for annual projects include taxation, federal and provincial grants, and cost-share initiatives with Industry.

Annual projects are determined through short and long-term project plans, Public Works and Council input, and local pressures.


Road Maintenance Program

Master Transportation Plan

2016... We completed a full review of the Transportation Master Plan, see final report below.

Transportation Master Plan 2017

2012 Transportation Plan for the CVR/Lloydminster area

The Transportation Master Plan is an engineering study of the area immediately surrounding Lloydminster which attempts to identify future traffic flows, and road construction plans to accommodate these flows.  

Traffic Counts

Green Initiatives

The County of Vermilion is proud to report some "green" projects that the Public Works Department has worked on. 

Public Works New Maintenance Shop

When the new Maintenance Shop was constructed, a unique heating system was installed. The shop is completely heated by a special system which uses "on-site generated used oil".

This system has the environmental benefit of giving a use to the old oil. The County has received a rebate from the Alberta Used Oil Management Associatiion since its installation and will continue to until the Incentive Program is discontinued.


Recycle Wash System

This system is a self-contained apparatus which was installed in our old Public Works shop in 2011. This system can wash our heavy equipment in about a 1/4 of the time it used to take and completely recycles all the water used.

As the water is collected in the floor catch basin, it is sent to the system which filters out any contaminants and mud that may have accumulated on the equipment.

The water is then recycled and re-used continually during the wash process.

Contaminants and solids (containing no water) are collected in a sump and can be pumped out and disposed of at an approved landfill site.

This system is a step forward in environmental initiatives as it collects wash water from 3 of our shops, recycles and re-uses it, and produces very little waste.