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On Street Construction Permits

An On-Street Construction Permit (OSCP) is required for construction activity on City of St. Albert property or within the road right-of-way. If you are working on private property but need to haul material or equipment over the city boulevard, or close down a lane of traffic to unload equipment, an OSCP is required. An OSCP is required for any activity upon City of St. Albert property that detours or disrupts vehicle or pedestrian movements. If you are unsure if you require an OSCP please contact Engineering Services at 780-459-1654 for clarification.

The City does not issue On Street Construction Permits for the placement of refuse bins on City roadways under any circumstance. For questions regarding the placement of refuse bins on privately owned property, please contact Planning & Development at 780-459-1642.


Allowable Work Hours

Allowable working hours within City limits are from Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays and Holidays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in accordance with the City of St. Albert Noise Bylaw No. 31/2006.

How do I obtain an OSCP?

The general process is as follows:

  • The OSCP process begins by completing the OSCP application.
  • There is no cost or fee for the OSCP.
  • Please submit the OSCP one week prior to starting work.
  • Fill out the top half of the permit (up to and including the ‘Depth of Construction’) and provide contact information for the field supervisor.
  • If you are closing a lane or road at any time you must provide the proper road closure details (i.e.. a traffic accommodation plan – see below).
  • The Applicant must sign the form at the lower left.
  • An approved copy of the OSCP is to be kept at the job site during the construction.
    • Municipal Enforcement officers can request to see the approved OSCP.
    • Failure to produce this approved document may result in fines.

What is a Traffic Accommodation Plan (TAP)?

A Traffic Accommodation Plan (TAP) is a diagram or sketch that shows the traffic control devices and signage to be used to complete the lane closure, detour or closure of a sidewalk or asphalt trail. Please indicate the type of signs, placement and distance between signs, and location of barricades, cones, fencing, etc. Show the work zone and the adjacent streets or intersections and multiple lanes if applicable (include a North Arrow).

Drawings of the traffic control setup can be completed using different software applications or for simple closures a hand-drawn sketch is sufficient.

Sample Drawings:

Hand-drawn Sketch An AutoCAD Drawing (in PDF format from a sign supplier)

What is the difference between an OSCP and an Access to City Property (ACP) Permit?

The OSCP deals with work on City property or within the road right-of-way.

  • There is no cost or permit fee.
  • To be submitted to the Engineering department at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

The Access to City Property (ACP) permit allows a contractor or homeowner to access their job site by going through City-owned property such as a park, green space or easement. No work is actually done on City property.

  • There is no cost or permit fee.
  • This permit can be filled out in person at the Public Works Office located at 7 Chevigny Street.
  • ACP permits are subject to the review and approval of the Public Works Operations Manager. Please note the City requires 24 hours to issue an approval of the ACP permit. Please return all completed applications to Public Works where they will be processed.

OSCP - ACP Flow Chart

Last edited: October 16, 2019

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