Mackenzie County understands the need to provide access to agricultural lands and other non-accessible property within its boundaries and will allow property owners to construct roads on road allowances when approved by the County. All roads shall be constructed to a minimum Local Road standard and all work shall be performed in accordance with all applicable County standards and specifications and those imposed by other levels of government.

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) gives municipalities the responsibility to direct, control and manage all roads within the municipality. Therefore, Mackenzie County reserves the right to deny a road construction application. New road construction commencing after October 15, will not be inspected for final acceptance until the following July. Road construction is encouraged to occur between May 15 and October 15.

Policy PW039: Rural Road, Access Construction and Surface Water Management Policy outlines the requirements that must be met in order for a road construction request to be considered for approval.


Requests for the construction of roads in road allowances are accepted by Mackenzie County any time throughout the year. Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis and the applicant shall be provided with an initial response within 30 days of receiving the application.

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