Edmonton brushes in spring with annual street sweeping
April 12, 2019

The City of Edmonton will start city-wide street sweeping on April 15, weather permitting. Edmontonians can help ensure crews are able to do a thorough job.

“We’re reminding Edmontonians to check our website or watch for signage in their neighbourhoods to know when our crews will be on their streets,” said Andrew Grant, General Supervisor for Infrastructure Field Operations. “Residents can help do their part by removing their vehicles and providing our crews plenty of room to work as we clear sand and debris from our city’s boulevards and streets.”

The City’s sweeping process is designed to be as efficient and non-disruptive as possible. Parks crews will first sweep boulevards and push debris onto major roads. Road crews will sweep up debris on residential roads during the day and on high-volume roads during the night. Motorists can expect to see peace officers, flashing lights and blocked lanes on high-volume and high-speed roads.

Residents can support the spring sweep program by moving their vehicles when crews are in their neighbourhood. Vehicles left on neighbourhood roads may receive a courtesy tow to a nearby road but will not be ticketed.

Sweeping schedules will be posted on neighbourhood signs and on edmonton.ca/streetsweeping . Schedules will be updated regularly throughout the next seven to eight weeks. While each neighbourhood has a designated week for residential sweeping, residents may see crews early if they are ahead of schedule.
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