Mild winter brings an early start to street sweeping 

  • Apr. 11, 2012 3:03 p.m.

Red Deerians can expect to see cleaner streets sooner than last year because of the mild winter and early spring. City crews are preparing to start street sweeping downtown on April 15th. The median sweeping crew began scheduled sweeping on April 9th and is working during the evenings from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

In order to maximize efficiencies, street sweeping operations this year may not follow the same set routine as in the past.

There will some partial residential sweeping going on the same time as arterial and collector sweeping. This is schedule will make best use of equipment productivity during arterial and collector sweeping.

Full residential sweeping will still occur at the end of the sweeping operation.

“Residents are also asked not to park on the street when the signs are present. ‘No Parking’ signs are placed on the streets to be swept before the work begins, “said Jim Chase, the City’s roads superintendent. “Sometimes due to unforeseen events, some signs may remain on the streets for two to three days until the streets are swept and residents are requested to watch for and obey the signs in their areas.”

When necessary, street signs indicating that crews will be arriving are placed in neighbourhoods 24 hours in advance and the City encourages residents to remove litter and debris from boulevards attached to their residential or commercial properties.

“This year we are giving a heads-up on facebook and Twitter to residents, letting them know when we are going to be there in a planned event. As always this is depending on Mother Nature. There may be instances where street sweeping will occur in residential areas without signing.”

– Fawcett

Just Posted

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

Creep Catcher member sentenced in Red Deer court Monday

Carl Young to be fined and placed on probation for 12 months, among other conditions

WATCH: Innisfail’s Berkley the bear celebrates first birthday

Discovery Wildlife Park’s newest Kodiak is excited for life this winter

Rebels lose 13th straight against Kamloops

Red Deer hasn’t won on home ice since Oct. 28th, 2017

Kings and Queens sweep Briercrest

RDC basketball is begining to gear up for the ACAC playoffs

WATCH: Setters Place officially opens in advance of the 2019 Canada Games

Red Deer is one step closer to the 2019 Canada Winter Games the opening of Setters Place

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

Cougar window shops at Banff grocery store

An RCMP officer spots a cougar outside an Alberta grocery store

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Two men guilty in murders of Alberta family could face 75 years

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a rural home near Castor, Alberta

Most Read