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Street sweeping begins in Red Deer

April 6, 2017 11:00 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The annual street sweeping program will start Sunday to clean up sand and other debris from city roads.

Crews will begin sweeping medians this weekend. As part of the program, all city streets, boulevards, medians and sidewalks adjacent to arterial roadways are swept of sand and debris that accumulated during the winter. This is necessary to minimize the amount of dust in the air, to prevent sand from contaminating soil and to stop excess sand from entering the Red Deer River.

Pedestrians and motorists are asked to please be cautious around street sweeping equipment by staying at least three car lengths away to avoid injury or damage from flying debris.

Once arterials are complete, crews will begin sweeping the downtown area before sweeping residential streets. The street sweeping program typically continues into June as these operations are weather dependent.

For more information, please visit: www.reddeer.ca/city-services/roads/street-sweeping/.

For more information, contact: 

Doug Halldorson
Roads Superintendent
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8238 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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