A city-wide spring cleanup will begin in Winnipeg on Monday night.
Public Works crews will be out beginning at 10 p.m. to clean streets and back lanes over the next five to six weeks.
The $6 million operation will also include sweeping of sidewalks, active transportation pathways, boulevards, and medians on main routes, bus routes, and collector streets. Crews will also clean up litter and debris within city parks. Clean up of boulevards in residential areas will be limited to areas where there is excessive accumulation of sand.
“Our crews will be busy cleaning up sand and debris from more than 7,000 kilometres of streets, 1,600 kilometres of walkways, and over 50 bridges and medians,” said Michael Cantor, manager of streets maintenance.
“Be on the lookout for no parking signs and street cleaning equipment in your neighbourhood and remember to stay back and stay safe.”
Residents are asked not to rake yard waste material or other debris onto streets as this can plug drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding.
The spring cleanup operation involves over 300 pieces of equipment and approximately 500 staff.