Spring 2021 street sweeping underway

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Bike lane on Hunter Street Bridge

Peterborough, ON - The City of Peterborough has started its annual spring street sweeping program.

The street sweeping program protects the environment by removing pollutants from road surfaces, reducing urban runoff through the storm water system to downstream water bodies. Street sweeping also improves the cleanliness and aesthetics of City streets and parking lots by removing residual salt and sand used during winter operations.

City street sweepers will clean all 958 lane kilometres of roadway during the months of March to May, as well as all City-owned sidewalks, trails, and parking lots.

Each year, crews start street sweeping at a different area of the City. This year operations started in the City’s north end, followed by the west, south, and east ends.

Residents are asked to keep streets clear to improve the overall effectiveness of the street sweeping program. By removing sports nets, placing garbage and recycling containers on the lawn or driveway and not parking on the street, residents can ensure sweeping equipment can reach the full street surface.

When approaching street sweeping vehicles, please proceed with caution and allow for plenty of room for safe operations.

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For additional information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Sharron Hayton, Customer Service Coordinator

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1868