Residential street sweeping program to begin April 23

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA –The City of Airdrie’s Roads Department will begin residential street sweeping on April 23 and residents are asked to help us make a clean sweep by ensuring their cars are moved off the street.

“Look for big orange signs at 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 Road Operations. “Orange signs are not located on every street, only at main entrances.”

The City of Airdrie will once again be using a tag and tow program to ensure a clean sweep in City neighbourhoods. Vehicles left in the area can expect a fine and will be towed. Last year the City towed 319 cars that were impeding the sweeping equipment.

Residents are asked to park vehicles on their driveway or rear garage pad and to remove driveway ramps if they have them.

“Our ultimate goal is to have residents move their vehicles so that our streets can be swept as efficiently as possible,” says Avramenko.

Cleaning the streets is important for all residents’ safety and for the environment. It removes winter debris, preventing it from entering the storm drains, keeping city waterways cleaner. It cuts down on air pollution caused by dust and makes it safer for spring and summer activities.

Residents can follow the crew’s progress and see which neighbourhood is up next on Twitter.
Street sweeping inquiries can be made to Public Works at 403.948.8415 or by visiting www.airdrie.ca/streetsweeping

The City sweeps over 380 lane kilometers of paved residential roads and getting the work done is a collaborative effort between the City and our residents.

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Media contact:
Mike Avramenko
Team Leader, Roads
403-948-8800 ext 6215
mike.avramenko@airdrie.ca

 

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