The City of Grande Prairie has started seasonal street sweeping operations on arterial roads.
Street sweeping includes the roadway, medians, concrete barriers, and boulevards. Sweeping of the arterial roadways is anticipated to last until early May, weather dependant. Upon completion of arterial roads, crews will begin sweeping secondary roads, then residential.
City crews have also begun sweeping City trails.
Street sweeping of arterial roads takes place 24 hours a day starting Sunday at 10:00 p.m. until Friday at 10:00 p.m. The City’s fleet consists of 4 roadway sweepers, 1 conveyor sweeper, 2 sidewalk/trail sweepers, 1 bobcat with a specialized attachment, and 2 tandem trucks.
Motorists are advised to use caution when passing street sweepers, as they travel at a speed of about 5 to 10 km/h when collecting debris.
Debris collected by street sweeping operations consists of mud, dirt, gravel, rocks, leaves, and other natural debris. Upon collection, the debris are discarded at the Aquatera landfill.
The public’s patience and understanding is appreciated as we keep our roads and community clean.