The annual neighbourhood Street Sweeping program will start on April 12 (weather permitting) with a few notable changes from last year still in effect.
This year's campaign will start on the westside in Paradise Canyon and then go to the northside, followed by the southside. The area of the city where sweeping starts rotates annually.
There will, again, be no paper door hanger reminders or windshield wiper notices – and no parking tickets. The continued changes are a result of efforts being made to support public health orders around COVID-19.
Residents are still asked to do their part and move their vehicle before 7:30 a.m. on street sweeping days. Instead of relying on traditional paper notifications, there will be an option to sign up for a personalized street sweeping notice by email, text or automated phone call at www.lethbridge.ca/StreetSweeping. Due to changing weather conditions, the schedule is still being developed and notification sign-ups will be available soon.
Parking tickets will not be issued to vehicles that are not moved from the street. Instead, sweepers will work around vehicles parked on the street – but they will not return to areas that are not swept. Temporary NO PARKING signs will still be posted in a specific neighbourhood the day before street sweepers arrive, as well.
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. Street sweeping is scheduled so that it doesn't conflict with garbage pickup.
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, visit www.lethbridge.ca/StreetSweeping.
Arterial roads without on-street parking and roads in industrial areas are swept at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to avoid impeding traffic during busier daytime hours.
Additionally, night sweeping will start on April 11 (weather permitting) and will be going for approximately six to eight weeks from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sundays to Thursdays.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.