Spring Cleaning in Progress in Welland
The City of Welland Public Works Division initiated the street sweeping program of city roadways earlier this year. 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 consists of cleaning 19 zones as identified on the sweeping map index. Work will commence within zone one and will continue systematically to zone 19. Curb lines within cul-de-sacs will be swept, and further followed up with another sweeping in the cul-de-sac center areas as required.
Sweeping creates a healthier environment because it reduces dust and other airborne contaminants. Vince Beaudoin, General Foreman of Public Works says the street sweepers help reduce the amount of material that gets washed into the storm water system, which ultimately leads to the canal, river, and creeks. “Removing loose material from the roadway also ensures safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers,” said Beaudoin.
City staff ask for community cooperation with the street sweeping program, in order to make Welland an even healthier 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 pile
- Please remove hockey and basketball nets from the edge of the road
Source – City of Welland press release