By Tyler Sutherland
The city will begin its annual spring cleanup of regional streets, sidewalks, bridges and underpasses tonight. For the first time ever, sand removed from the streets will be recycled and cleaned to be used again. It will be stored at the Brady Road Landfill until a new sand recycling facility is operational, likely late this year or early next year.
The annual cleanup is expected to take four to five weeks and cost $5 million.
Also today, the spring Winnipeg Transit schedule goes into effect. For changes in routes, consult WinnipegTransit.com.
Two additional routes are now operational, including 20 Watt-Academy, with service extended from Polo Park along Empress and Wellington to the James A. Richardson International Airport, and 58 Dakota Express, with service extended on St. Anne’s to Southglen for both the Southglen and Paddington legs.