City-wide residential street sweeping begins today in Holiday Park and is expected to continue for the next eight weeks. Crews will be working seven days per week in order to reach each residential neighbourhood.
New this year is an interactive map to keep citizens informed of the spring cleaning efforts.A link to the map can be found on the City website www.Saskatoon.ca under “check this out!”
Residents are notified in advance of sweeping in their area with door hangers. During the neighbourhood street sweeping, residents are asked to remove their parked vehicles from streets in their area between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the date noted on the door hanger. If poor weather delays sweeping, a new date will be set and another door hanger will be delivered to affected residents, advising them of the re-scheduled sweeping date.
If you subscribe to a private collection service, please place any front-street containers that you may have onto the sidewalk for collection.
Only specific areas that have congested on-street parking, such as City Park, will have “No Parking” signs posted.In areas where “No Parking” signs are posted, parked vehicles may be ticketed and towed.
Sweeping of priority streets and roadways in the commercial areas started in April and will continue throughout the summer as crews work their way through the city.
Each year tens of thousands of tonnes of sand and debris are cleaned from the 3600 lane kilometres of road in Saskatoon.The clean-up prevents the material from going into the City storm sewer system, reduces dust, and helps make streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists.
Drivers are reminded to be patient and to drive carefully when they encounter slow moving street-sweeping vehicles.