Residential street sweeping program set to begin

April 23, 2013 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie’s Public Works crews are set to begin residential street sweeping on April 29. 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 through Airdrie by following updates on Twitter and at airdrie.ca. The order neighbourhoods will be swept in and the tentative dates for sweeping are also available on the street sweeping map.

Due to the success in 2012, the City of Airdrie will again be using a Tag & Tow program to ensure a clean sweep in city neighbourhoods.

“Residents did a great job working with our Public Works crews to clear the streets by removing cars. The ultimate goal is to be able to eliminate the tag and tow program because all residents comply in moving their vehicles,” says Avramenko. In 2012, the City of Airdrie towed 77 per cent less cars than in 2011.

In the Tag & Tow program, which has drastically improved the cleanliness of the neighborhood, vehicles are towed at the owner’s expense but the program does not generate revenue for the City, it simply covers the cost of towing cars within the neighbourhood.

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 inquiries can be made to Public Works at 403-948-8415.

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Mike Avramenko
Team Leader, Roads
403.948.8800 ext 6215 

 

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