Calgary street sweeping begins Sunday

Though street sweepers are already on Calgary roads, this year's program officially kicks off this Sunday. If you don't move your vehicle when sweepers are on your street, you could face a $120 fine.

Sweepers have already been out on the roads

Street cleaning will begin early in Calgary this year thanks to the warm weather. (CBC)

Though street sweepers are already out cleaning up Calgary roads, this year's program officially kicks off on Sunday.

Crews have 15,000 lane kilometres to clean, and the city hopes to be done cleaning up the gravel, dust and rocks by the beginning of June. 

"The program is important because it's great for the environment, it keeps dirt and debris from getting into our air system, as well as into the storm drain systems," said spokesperson Brittany Kustra.

Crews will sweep seven days a week, compared to last year's four-day schedule, she added. 

If you see one of these signs in your neighbourhood, remove your vehicle from the street. Otherwise, you could be facing a $120 fine. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

Last year, the city started ticketing and towing vehicles left on the street when a "no parking" sign was present. That practice will continue this year, and if you leave your vehicle on the street during the times and dates specified on community signs, you could also be ticketed. 

That fine will amount to $120, up from $50 last year.

You can find the sweeping schedule here.


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