Residential street sweeping program set to begin May 1
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie’s Roads Department will begin residential street sweeping on May 1. Residents are asked to help make it a clean sweep by ensuring their cars are moved off the street.
“Watch for big orange signs at neighbourhood entrances and ensure your vehicle is moved off the street on the dates indicated on the sign,” says Mike Avramenko, Team Leader of Roads.
Residents are asked to park vehicles on their driveway or rear garage pad and to remove driveway ramps if they have them.
Orange signs will be located at the main entrances to neighbourhoods, but not on each individual street. Residents can follow the City’s street sweeping progress and see which neighbourhood is up next on Twitter.
The City of Airdrie will once again be using a tag and tow program if vehicles have been left on the street when a neighbourhood is scheduled to be swept.
“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the tag and tow program because all residents comply in moving their vehicles,” says Avramenko. “We try to get the message out as far in advance as possible but we appreciate it when residents spread the word to their neighbours.”
Last year the City towed 330 cars that were impeding the sweeping equipment.
Street sweeping is important for safety and the environment. Street sweeping removes winter debris and prevents it from entering the storm drains, keeping our waterways cleaner. It also cuts down on air pollution caused by dust and keeps the roads safer by improving mobility and removing loose gravel.
Street sweepers may be unable to sweep some areas due to accumulated ice, in which case, the sweepers will return at a later date.
Street sweeping inquiries can be made to Public Works at 403.948.8415 or by visiting www.airdrie.ca/streetsweeping.
Team Leader, Roads
403-948-8800 ext 6215