Chestermere’s 9-week street sweeping program has begun and residents are asked to move their vehicles off the streets to enable a full spring clean of our city roads.
Chestermere has over 110 kilometres of paved roadways. A bulk sweep to pick up large debris such as gravel is done first, followed by a detailed sweep of dust and finer materials. Both sides of the road, all curbs, and medians are swept each year.
The warmer weather has allowed crews to start nearly two weeks earlier than usual. Main roads including Chestermere Boulevard and Rainbow Road were completed last week. Crews will now be moving into residential areas.
Here is how you can make our community sweeping successful:
- Find when they are coming to your neighbourhood at chestermere.ca/sweeping: When sweepers enter an area on Monday, they will travel along curbs, medians and roads to pick up gravel. In the following days, they will complete additional passes to pick up finer materials. It takes about a week to complete a full sweep of each neighbourhood. At chestermere.ca/sweeping, you can also find more details including a map and FAQs.
- Move all vehicles and other obstacles from the street during your week: Signage is posted a minimum of 24 hours before sweeping is scheduled to begin in an area. The more obstacles that are moved from roadways, the more crews are able to clean.
- When sweepers are in your neighbourhood, please take these items off the road:
- vehicles and trailers
- driveway ramps
- basketball nets
- any other major obstacles on the road.
- Follow the City of Chestermere on social media for updates: Updates over the next 9 weeks will be posted on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Follow us to stay up to date on all street sweeping information.
The Roads team would like to thank residents and business owners for their assistance in making street sweeping safe and efficient for all. Learn more about street sweeping at www.chestermere.ca/sweeping.