The signs of spring are here: nest-making robins, budding plants, and the sound of street sweepers.
The City of Peterborough has begun its annual spring street sweeping program, which involves street-sweeping equipment removing pollutants including residual salt and sand used during the winter.
During April and May, the city’s street sweepers will be cleaning all 958 lane kilometres of roadways in the city, as well as city-owned sidewalks, trails, and parking lots. Many areas receive a secondary sweep as required, based on the amount of residue on the surface.
Each year, crews begin street sweeping at a different area of the city. This year, street sweeping will begin in the city’s south end, followed by the east, north, and west ends. The work typically takes seven weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.
The city is asking residents to keep streets clear by placing garbage and recycling containers on lawns or driveways, removing sports nets, and not parking on the street. This ensures the sweeping equipment can reach the full street surface.
The city is also asking residents to proceed with caution when approaching street-sweeping vehicles, and allow for plenty of room for safe operations.