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Rocks be gone: street cleaning starts Monday, April 3

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 30, 2017 9:57 am 265

The City’s annual Spring Clean-up street sweeping program will begin April 3, 2017.

The cleaning is scheduled to finish by June 1, 2017 as long as the weather cooperates. Expect to see cleaning crews in residential areas seven days a week and on major roads four nights a week until the program is complete.

This years clean up is a little more intense than previous years. Increase in snowfall and lower temperatures, caused crews to use 54,000 tonnes of gravel this winter, compared to 25,000 tonnes used last winter.

“Spring Clean-up is an important environmental and safety initiative for The City. Sweeping roads helps prevent cars, motorcycles, and bicycles from sliding on loose material, and reduces the amount of gravel going into our storm drains,” said Road Maintenance Manager Bill Biensch.

The City is asking Calgarians to help by removing vehicles and carts from the street when sweeping is scheduled. If your vehicle is left on the road when street cleaning is scheduled, you may receive a ticket and, in some cases, your vehicle will be towed. The ticket fine amount associated with street sweeping is $120.

To know when your street is scheduled for sweeping, keep an eye out on your street for signs, or check online to view a live map of the sweep tracker.


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