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Gritty spring street sweeping effort completed

The annual neighbourhood street sweeping campaign has wrapped-up for the year.

City of Lethbridge Transportation staff wish to thank all residents whose patience and adherence to signage, moving vehicles and signing up for electronic notifications helped make neighbourhood street sweeping more efficient and thorough.

Residents who live in the Fleetwood, Tudor and Scenic Heights neighbourhoods unfortunately did not see the sweepers in their area this year but will have their streets swept first during next year's campaign.

Crews experienced delays which impacted the ability to get to all neighborhoods in a timely manner and within budget. The financial implications of a reduced budget means that this will likely result in some neighborhoods not being completed each year.

The patience and understanding of residents who did encounter rescheduled timelines during this year's program has been greatly appreciated.

Each spring, street sweeping crews clean thousands of tonnes of sand, dirt and other debris from approximately 550 kilometres of roads in Lethbridge. This helps to prevent that material from being washed into the Oldman River via our storm sewer system. It also reduces dust in neighbourhoods and makes streets safer for cycling, walking and driving.

Sand and debris picked up by street sweepers gets stored and cleaned, and the reconditioned sand is reused by mixing it into new sand for the following year's sanding operation. Residual waste material is disposed of in the landfill.

For more information or to sign up for electronic notifications of street sweeping in your area, visit www.lethbridge.ca/StreetSweeping.

For Public Inquiries:

Call 311 |  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.