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The Town of Okotoks is taking the proactive measure of closing all indoor town facilities to the public from April 29 to May 14 inclusive.…

Street Cleaning

Street cleaning underway

The Towns annual spring street sweeping program is underway. Crews have completed the main roads throughout Town and will be starting in residential areas as of April 29.  Street cleaning will follow the Town’s neighborhood zone map (same zoning system used by Waste Collection). 

Current Street Cleaning Status: 

  • May 11 & 12 - Finishing Zone 8 (Cimarron) and Zone 1 (Mountainview)

  • May 13 & 14 - Start Zone 2 - Crystal Shores/Suntree/Tower Hill

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Residential streets will be signed prior to street cleaning activity. When residents observe the signs, they must remove all vehicles, ramps and obstacles from the roadway to assist the street cleaning equipment.

  1. Please MOVE vehicles and obstacles (basketball hoops, gutter ramps etc.) off of roadway and onto your private property. 
  2. If crews must go around obstacles, they will not be able to return until after all other zones have been completed.
  3. Don't be a bad neighbour!

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. 

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. 

Street Cleaning Status

Street Cleaning Map

As with previous years cleaning programs, our Transportation crews are working in two shifts - day and night shifts.  During the daytime, the cleaning crews will prioritize in the residential areas.  Night shift cleaning crews typically focus their efforts on the larger priority routes where less traffic volumes are experienced during night time hours making cleaning efforts much more safe and efficient for crews and the public while also creating less disruptions to traffic.  While these routes identified for night shift crews maybe close to residential areas, some night time disruptions may be expected.  We apologize for any inconveniences created while we are working to clean up our community.    

Town crews will start on major thoroughfares and arterial roads. Once those roads are substantially completed, crews will then move into residential neighbourhoods. Residential roads will be completed following the predetermined neighbourhood zone map.