The 2017 street sweeping program has started.
Residential street sweeping takes place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (not including statutory holidays). Each neighbourhood belongs to a sweeping zone and Public Works will be working their way through the zones until the entire city is complete.
Alleys are not swept at the same time as the residential roads to allow residents to park near their homes.
Watch for signs
- Signs are placed at the entrances into the subdivisions scheduled to be swept at least 48 hours in advance.
- Watch for orange signs like the one pictured above as they will indicate when sweeping will actually occur in your area.
- If inclement weather doesn't allow for sweeping to begin or be completed on the dates posted, dates will be updated to reflect this.
- Find which zone your neighbourhood is in and the tentative start date by checking the Street Sweeping Map. Each neighbourhood will take approximately two days to sweep. The Street Sweeping Map will be updated daily.
- Street sweeping is more effective when all cars are removed from the street. Therefore, Public Works will be instituting the Tag & Tow Program that is in accordance with the Streets Bylaw. When the signs are up in your community, you can park in alleys between 8am - 4:30pm. The only exceptions where the parking ban is still in effect are Windstone Lane, Williamstown Gardens and Williamstown Grove.
- If you will be out of town for an extended period of time during April, May and June while residential sweeping is underway, we ask that you move your vehicle to off-street parking.
- Public Works does not sweep private parking lots, so those living in townhouse or condo complexes do not need to move their vehicles if parked on-site. However, vehicles parked on the street are required to be moved.
Spring clean-up is an annual program that removes winter sanding material and other debris from the roads along sidewalks and boulevards accumulated during the winter months. This prevents the material from entering the storm drains and helps keep city waterways, such as Nose Creek, cleaner.
Divided into two phases, the program begins in late April and wraps up at the end of June.
- Phase 1: Sweeping arterial roads, boulevards and medians
- Phase 2: Sweeping all collectors and residential streets
Residential street sweeping is split into zones based on neighbourhoods. The street sweeping map posted during street sweeping will indicate projected start dates and areas that have been completed.
To keep our roads free of debris during the Summer and Fall months, sweepers may be seen on the arterial and collector roads.
Clean streets contribute to the overall cleanliness of Airdrie and your cooperation is appreciated.
- Obey construction signs, slow down and use caution when approaching or passing equipment
- Don’t sweep your driveway and sidewalk debris onto the road
- Remove any advertising signs on boulevards and medians
- Remove ramps or other obstructions from the gutter in front of your driveway
Street sweeping is a collaborative effort and we would like to thank the residents of Airdrie for moving their cars from City roads when sweeping is scheduled.