What time of year does street sweeping start? How long will it take?

The official start date changes every year depending on the weather.

It typically beings in mid to late April after all the snow/ice has melted and temperatures stay above 0 degrees Celsius.

Additionally, schedules also consider time for equipment maintenance and weather delays (rain and/or snow events).

Chestermere has over 110 kilometres of roadways. For comparison – that is roughly the same distance as driving between Chestermere and Canmore. Considering both sides of the road will be swept, this doubles the length to over 220 kilometres!

It takes about 9 weeks to sweep both directions of the roadway and all curbs, gutters, and medians.

Check the City’s website at chestermere.ca/sweeping and follow the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for street sweeping updates.

Last updated: March 18, 2021

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1. What time of year does street sweeping start? How long will it take?
2. Where can I find the street sweeping zone map?
3. I saw the sweepers working on my street even though it is not our scheduled week, why?
4. Why is one zone scheduled ahead of another zone?
5. I live in a new community. Why has my street not been swept?
6. My curbside collection for blue, green, and/or black bin is scheduled for the same time as street sweeping, what do I do?
7. What time of day do sweepers operate?
8. What should I do when I see street sweeping signs posted in my area?
9. When can I move my vehicle back on to the street?
10. How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the street sweeping program?
11. Why does street sweeping take so long?