The Towns annual Spring street sweeping program has commenced. This year, Town crews will initially focus street cleaning of all our major roads first and cleaning Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes across our Town. Cleaning these routes also includes removal of gravels along the sides of the road where windrowed snow has melted away leaving these deposited materials behind. Most of these routes will be signed a day in advance indicating the scheduled window for cleaning of that particular route. Regular and frequent communication messaging will also be utilized to inform of scheduled cleaning activities.
Once cleaning of Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes is complete, crews will then shift efforts into residential areas and Priority 3 routes. Using the Town’s neighborhood zoning system (same zoning system used by Waste Collection), crews will assess areas in a predetermined order of neighborhoods and determine areas requiring cleaning. The order of neighborhoods chosen for each year is based on the scheduling from the previous year – i.e. the neighborhoods done at the end in the previous year move to the top of the list and all other neighborhoods move down and so on. Roads that have been assessed and identified as in need of cleaning will also be signed in advance in addition to notifications through Town communication messaging.
Cleaning efforts are subject to weather and equipment and may change depending on these or other factors. Residents are encouraged to check in regularly to the Town’s website for up to date information.
As with any heavy machines, the public are advised to stay back from street cleaning equipment when the equipment is engaged. Street cleaning equipment can generate a large amount of dust that can make it challenging for both the equipment operators and the public. The public is reminded to proceed with extreme caution when in the vicinity of street cleaning equipment or whenever possible, avoid areas where equipment is in operation.
Residents are reminded that the Town’s street cleaner runs year round and while crews will endeavour to complete a 100% sweep success rate during spring cleaning. If an area was missed in your community, contact Operations (403) 938-8952 to let us know so that we can assess and follow up accordingly.