Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Road Use Agreement? A: The purpose of a Road Use Agreements (RUA) is to provide guidelines and procedures for road use by individuals or companies with extensive or continuous haul projects. They are designed to allow individuals or companies to utilize Westlock County roadways for the purpose of hauling equipment, materials or loads, and allow the municipality to impose specific conditions for the roadways based on the Road Protection & Traffic Control By-Law. With more than 1900 km’s of roads within Westlock County there is significant investment in road infrastructure that must be protected. Westlock County will monitor these haul route(s) and will ensure that Road Use Agreements are enforced to prevent problems that arise from road damage. When roadways are susceptible to damage, road bans and/or even road closures may be issued to prevent further damage and to correct unsafe conditions.
Q: Do I need a Road Use Agreement? A: Yes, you might. There are seven (7) different categories under which a hauler may be required to enter into a Road Use Agreement with Westlock County for all hauls exceeding one load. Road Use Agreements apply year round:
- Oilfield Industry
- Log Haul Industry
- Sand & Gravel Industry
- Livestock Industry
- Fertilizer Industry
- Other Industry
- Development Commercial/Industrial/Intensive Livestock
THESE ARE NOT ROAD BAN EXEMPTION PERMITS.
A COPY OF THE COMPLETED AND SIGNED ROAD USE AGREEMENT MUST BE CARRIED IN THE HAULERS’ VEHICLE(S).
Further information: For further information on Road Use Agreements, please call the County Office at 780-349-3346 or submit a completed application form along with a proposed route map, Road Use Agreement Application Form, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.