Neighbourhood Street Sweeping program to begin next week
The annual neighbourhood Street Sweeping program will start next week. Weather permitting, signs will be placed in the first zone on Monday, April 17 and sweeping will start in the far south on Tuesday, April 18. Neighborhood street sweeping is completed on weekdays from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. All residential roadways will be completed over approximately 8 – 10 weeks, weather dependant.
Each year, the starting point where street sweeping begins rotates. This year's campaign will begin with the south side, followed by west and then north. Residents are asked to do their part and move their vehicle before 7:30 a.m. on street sweeping days. When vehicles are moved, street sweepers can do a more thorough cleaning of the roadways and neighborhoods. When the area is complete, signs will be removed and vehicles can resume parking. Parking tickets of $25 may be issued to vehicles that are not moved from the street.
There are several tools to help residents find out when the sweepers will be in their area:
- Find out when your street is scheduled to be swept by searching for an address here. Rain and high winds can cause delays – confirm a few days before your scheduled sweeping.
- Receive a notification 24 hours before street sweeping begins on their street by downloading the Lethbridge Loop app from your mobile app store.
- Temporary NO PARKING signs will still be posted in a specific neighbourhood the day before street sweepers arrive.
- Find out where the sweepers are and what zones have been completed by viewing the new Live Street Sweeping Map.
Additionally, night sweeping will be completed simultaneously (weather permitting) for arterial roads, downtown, and roads in the industrial area. Spring night sweeping will be going on for approximately six to eight weeks from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sundays to Thursdays to avoid impeding traffic during busier daytime hours.
Each spring, street sweeping crews clean thousands of tonnes of sand, dirt and other debris from 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 for reuse. The reconditioned sand is mixed into the following year's sanding operations. Residual waste material is disposed of in the landfill.
For more information, visit www.lethbridge.ca/StreetSweeping.