Thursday, June 18, 2015

City’s Spring Clean-up program completed ahead of schedule

This year’s Spring Clean-up program is completed, which puts the program approximately two weeks ahead of schedule.

Normally, street sweeping runs from mid to late April until the first week of July. However, thanks to mild weather and little rain or snow in March crews were able to get a jump start on sweeping activities.

“Mild weather wasn’t the only reason we were able to finish Spring Clean-up ahead of schedule,” said Roads Maintenance manager, Bill Biensch. “The dedication of our sweeping crews and Calgarians cooperation in removing cars and blue, black and green carts from city streets were also contributing factors to our early finish."

This year City crews picked up over 37,000 tons of winter sanding materials, dirt and other debris from Calgary’s roads in just nine and a half weeks.

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 during the winter. The program also helps protect the environment by ensuring less material enters our river system.

Now that Spring Clean-up has been completed crews can now focus their efforts on summer maintenance programs including pothole repairs, boulevard maintenance, and gravel lane repair.

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 or contact 311.

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