Street Cleaning

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Street Cleaning

Each spring the Operational Services Division keeps the Town of High River clean with its annual Street Sweeping Program.

Purpose

  • Promote a clean and attractive town for residents and visitors.
  • Minimize potential health concerns for residents caused by dust issues.
  • Minimize the amount of sedimentation entering the storm water system.
  • Provide safe roads for cyclists and motor cyclists

Safety

Street sweeping operations can be dangerous. Motorist should drive with caution when passing street sweepers. Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted. Parents are advised to keep children away from all street operations. Stones and other flying debris can be hazardous.

Notice

It takes approximately 10 weeks to complete the initial sweeping of the streets in the town.

The Town of High River asks for your cooperation by refraining from parking vehicles on the street when your area is being cleaned.  Signs will be placed on streets 24 hours before the commencement of sweeping.

Streets will be cleaned in the order below (subject to change due to weather):

  1. Downtown area and Town owned parking lots
  2. Major thoroughfares such as, 12 Avenue, 5 Street, Centre Street, and High Country Drive.
  3. Streets in the vicinity of Storm Water Management Ponds.
  4. Industrial areas and commercial areas.
  5. Residential areas (order rotated annually):
    • Northwest
    • Northeast
    • Southeast
    • Southwest

An early shift will be utilized for cleaning streets listed as priority #1, #2, #3, and #4.

The sweeping program will continue throughout the summer this year to help alleviate dust and debris caused by the construction in High River.

 

Questions and concerns should directed the Operational Service Division at 403-652-4657. Streetlights are the responsibility of Fortis (403-310-9473).

Alley regrading

Town roads crews re-grade all back alleys within High River annually throughout the spring and summer. During this time residents are asked to please clear alleys of all obstructions including vehicles and garbage bins until the end of August. Residents are also asked to ensure clearance by keeping their trees and hedges trimmed.

Any vehicles, specifically recreation trailers that are blocking the alleys, will need to be moved before crews can complete the work. By moving vehicles voluntarily ahead of the work, residents will greatly assist in the completion of this project. Please note that the Town’s Traffic Bylaw 4310/2011 states that vehicles, motorhomes etc. are not to be parked in back alleys unless being actively unloaded or loaded.