Street sweeping will begin today, with crews cleaning sand and debris from arterials across the city.
The annual street sweeping program is off to a late start following a long winter, but sweeping in medians will begin today, Monday, April 20, and boulevards will begin this coming weekend, weather permitting.
Once arterials are complete, crews will begin sweeping the downtown area before sweeping residential streets. Parks crews will also be out sweeping sidewalks and trails throughout the city. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to be cautious around street and sidewalk sweeping equipment by staying at least three car lengths away to avoid injury or damage from flying debris.
Residential street sweeping is anticipated to start in mid-May, and this year we are asking residents to help us by moving their cars off the roads before we come in.
“We know there are many Red Deerians doing the right thing and staying home. This means there will be more cars on the streets, when typically there would be less,” said Greg Sikora, Public Works Manager. “In light of the circumstances we found ourselves in this year, we will not be issuing tickets to cars left on the street when crews come through. They will be towed to an adjacent road and can be collected after the roads have been cleared.”
Residents who sign up for Street Sweeping Alerts will get a reminder when residential street sweeping begins in their area. A schedule will also be available on The City's website at reddeer.ca/streetsweeping.
Residents can sign up to receive a text, email or phone call reminder about parking restrictions during street sweeping in residential areas. Much like Snow Zone Alerts, residents must sign up for Notify Red Deer and select Street Sweeping Alerts in order to receive these reminders. Those who have already signed up can simply log in at reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer and update their alert preferences.
For more information, contact:
Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer