Street and sidewalk sweeping set to dust off Penticton

(Penticton BC – March 22, 2018) – City public works crews are preparing to hit the streets for a round of spring cleaning with the annual deployment of street and sidewalk sweeping equipment.

Crews will begin work the week of March 26by focusing their attention on priority roadways first, followed by secondary routes and finally residential roads.  Sweeping operations start at 4am to enable the safe and efficient cleaning of all areas.  All roads are scheduled to be swept by the second week of June.  Removal of sand from sidewalks and the cleaning of traffic islands and bridges will also commence, as will the sweeping of roads in rural areas.

“With sweeping equipment and associated crews moving slowly down roadways and around corners, we asked motorists to exercise care and patience when passing”, said Public Works Manager, Len Robson.

Spring street sweeping is followed by the City’s annual traffic line and road marking paint program, which usually begins in mid April.  Following this initial maintenance, a schedule of street sweeping is carried out April through November.

 

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Contact:

John Fenske

Works Superintendent

City of Penticton

250-490-2542