Residential street sweeping

April 27, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie’s Roads Department is set to begin residential street sweeping on April 28. Residents are asked to help us make a clean sweep by ensuring their cars are moved off the street.

“Look for a big orange sign at the entrances to your neighbourhood and ensure your vehicle is moved off the street on the dates indicated on this sign,” says Mike Avramenko, Team Leader of Roads. Residents are asked to park vehicles on their driveway or rear garage pad.

“Orange signs are not located on each street, but at the main entrances only,” adds Avramenko. Residents can also follow the crew’s progress with real-time updates on Twitter and at airdrie.ca.

The City of Airdrie will once again be using a tag and tow program to ensure a clean sweep in city neighbourhoods.

“Our ultimate goal is to be able to eliminate the tag and tow program because all residents comply in moving their vehicles,” says Avramenko.

Last year the City to towed 269 cars that were impeding the sweeping equipment.

Street sweeping is important for all residents’ safety and for the environment. Street sweeping removes winter debris and prevents it from entering the storm drains, keeping city waterways cleaner. It cuts down on air pollution caused by dust and keeps the roads safer by improving mobility and by removing loose gravel.

Street sweeping enquiries can be made to Public Works at 403.948.8415 or by visiting airdrie.ca.

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Media contact:
Mike Avramenko
Team Leader, Roads
403-948-8800 ext 6215

 

 

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