Sweepers ready to clean city streets
Mar 7, 2013 / 12:07 pm
Another sure sign spring is around the corner - city crews are getting ready to prepare roads for spring activity.
Despite Wednesday's brief snowfall street cleaning is set to begin and crews are asking residents for help in order to get the job done properly.
The spring sweep is particularly important to remove sand and dirt left on roads and bike lanes over the winter.
To make the most of the spring sweep, residents are asked to keep their vehicles and basketball hoops off streets wherever possible, so that sweepers can fully clean the street in one pass.
If it rains, sweeping will be postponed until road conditions dry out.
Road signs will be set up in each neigbourhood to let residents know the street sweepers are coming and to give people time to move their vehicles.
The city is committed to quality customer service and the safety of our residents.
Together with hired contractors, city crews rid the streets of sand, keeping streets safe for motorists and cyclists.
Sweepers will be operating 20 hours a day cleaning a total of 1,600 kilometres of road, including bike lanes.
Visit kelowna.ca/transportation for more information.
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