WELLAND – The City of Welland Public Works Division will initiate the street sweeping program of city roadways on Tuesday, April 3. Although this program has the potential to pause due to weather-related conditions, staff anticipate the program will take approximately four to six weeks to complete.
This year’s program not only consists of cleaning 19 zones but also involves working with Baiocco Construction to recycle the street sweeping material. This pilot project is anticipated to process approximately 80-85 per cent of the street sweeping material into reusable winter sand. Curb lines within cul-de-sacs will be swept, and further followed up with another sweeping in the cul-de-sac centre areas as required.
Sweeping creates a healthier environment because it reduces dust and other airborne contaminants. The street sweeping program also reduces the amount of material that gets washed into the stormwater system, which ultimately leads to the canal, river, and creeks.
“Removing loose material from the roadway creates a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers,” said Vince Beaudoin, General Foreman of Public Works. “This is a community effort and we need community cooperation to make Welland a healthier and cleaner city to live in.”
For inquiries regarding the city’s street sweeping please contact Public Works at 905 735-1700 Ext. 3000
How can you help?
• Please refrain from parking your vehicles on the road during this period;
• Please refrain from sweeping your driveway and sidewalk debris onto the roadway;
• Do not sweep the gutter or edge of road material into a pile;
• Please remove hockey and basketball nets from the edge of the road.
(Source: City of Welland news release)