Residential street sweeping starts Monday

April 12, 2019

Residential street sweeping starts Monday

Spring cleanup of roads in Sherwood Park is underway in order to enable safe travel for all modes of road transportation.

Street sweeping on main and arterial roads started this week, and County crews will start sweeping residential areas on Monday, April 15. It will take up to four weeks to clean all residential areas.

Sweepers work during the day in residential neighbourhoods. Signs will be posted at least 24 hours before sweepers will begin working in each area. Watch for signs in your neighbourhood, and take these steps to help your street get a clean sweep:

  • Remove parked cars. Vehicles will not be ticketed or towed during street sweeping, but sweepers can do a better job if vehicles are removed from the street.
  • Sweep your sidewalk and driveway in advance. This will help prevent dirt and gravel from getting on the road after the sweepers have done their job.
  • Clear the road. Remove all rubber driveway mats (curb ramps) and any other on-street obstructions, such as basketball nets and waste collection carts.

Sweepers often make several passes down the same road to remove the dirt and debris, depending on the build-up of material on the road. It takes sweepers approximately five weeks to clear all roads.

The order that residential areas will be cleaned is available on the website, along with other information about street sweeping:

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595