Spring Cleaning Underway

April 6, 2010

A Message from the City of Guelph Manager, Roads and Right of Ways:

Operations Roads Staff has transitioned into spring cleanup mode.

Winter control (Roads) shifts, days, nights and afternoons ceased over the Easter longhave changed from a three shift rotation schedule to a two shift schedule, days and afternoons, starting yesterday, Monday April 5.  Winter Control staffing has also been downsized in recent weeks with some staff returning to their normally assigned summer work areas of Drainage Operations, Signs and Traffic maintenance and Boulevard maintenance, with the remaining roads staff carrying out the spring road cleanup program.

With the recent favourable weather, the spring road cleanup is already well underway. Two, Operations Road Sweeper Units are on the roads currently concentrating on arterial and collector roads.  Staff is nearing completion of the curb faced sidewalk and traffic island sweeping throughout the city. The bulk residential sweeping activity will begin on Monday April 12, 2010 with the aid of a third party contractor. The contractor will provide an additional six road sweeper units and 3 road flushers to assist with the bulk cleanup.  The contractor being utilized for this work for the second year in a row is, A&G The Road Cleaners out of Bolton.

The spring road sweeping program will run Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 11;00pm.  The Contractor will work 8:00am to 6:00pm.  A map showing daily progress will be posted in the Roads Room in Operations.  A completion date of April 23 is targeted.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Regards,

Sam Mattina | Manager
Roads/Rights of Way | Operations
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2017  | F  519-821-0839
E sam.mattina@guelph.ca
guelph.ca