Timely reminders for the upcoming growing season.
The ASBPC recently met with Darren Davidson, Regional Director and Rob Huston, Operations Manager with Alberta Transportation to discuss plans for the upcoming field season. Here are a few things to keep in mind as weeds start popping up along Alberta’s highways this summer:
- Contractors require a work order from the AT District or Regional office before they can do any vegetation related work on the highways. Vegetation control is not part of their regular contract.
- There are limited funds currently so the blanket approach taken in the last Integrated Vegetation Management Plan is not possible. Instead work orders for vegetation control will be issued for public safety concerns first, and weed concerns as funds allow.
- Any weed notices issued by municipal staff should be sent directly to the appropriate District or Regional Alberta Transportation office for the fastest response. Notices sent directly to the minister have a longer process for being addressed.
The ASBPC communicated to AT that the Agfieldmen are experts on weed control and may be available to advice on weed control options.
Contact information and locations of the Regional/District AT offices and the contractors in each district can be found at the Alberta.ca transportation page.