Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spring street clean-up of Calgary ahead of schedule

This year’s spring street clean-up is completed, which puts the program approximately one month ahead of schedule.

Normally spring street sweeping and clean-up runs from mid to late April until the first week of July, however thanks to the mild weather and the hard work of this year’s clean-up crews, sweeping was finished quickly and efficiently.

“The dedication of our Spring Clean-up team wasn’t the only contributing factor to this year’s early finish,” says Roads Maintenance Manager Dean Bell. “A large part of the Spring Clean-up program relies on the cooperation of Calgarians removing their vehicles, black and blue carts and other obstacles during scheduled sweeping."

This year 100 per cent of streets were able to be swept on or ahead of schedule.

Spring Clean-up improves safety and mobility in Calgary by removing sanding materials and other debris that have accumulated on roads and along major sidewalks and boulevards this past winter.

City crews remove about 50, 000 tonnes of winter sanding materials, dirt and other debris from Calgary’s roads during Spring Clean-up, the sweepings are then used for daily cover at the landfills.

Although the Spring Clean-up program has finished, ongoing road maintenance and sweeping will continue throughout summer months.

To find out more about other City of Calgary Roads Maintenance programs, visit www.calgary.ca or call 3-1-1.

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