The city of Regina’s spring cleaning to do list just got a little shorter.
The city is beginning street sweeping Sunday.
This is among the many tasks city maintenance crews are working away at, along with pothole repair and clearing catch basins.
Director of Roadways & Transportation Norman Kyle said sweeping the roads is a necessity.
- City of Regina pothole repair getting underway ahead of spring warmup
- Catch water basins being cleared around Regina
“The amount of sand and salt we put down over the winter, it’s good to pick that up,” he said. “One, it makes the city look cleaner. The sweep also helps to clean up all the garbage that gets buried under the snow over the winter.”
“That sand and gravel on the roads will affect the wear of the pavement and will affect the life cycle of the road, so by getting that stuff off there and not having as much grit and dirt off there, it helps extend the life of the roads.”
Another reason Kyle stated for the sweep is by not sweeping, the left over debris will be washed away into catch basins over time, and will spill into and pollute local lakes and rivers.
In a release, the city stated they’ll beginning cleaning boulevards, medians and the downtown thoroughfares first, before moving on to city’s main arteries (i.e Albert Street, Victoria Avenue, etc.).
No parking zones will be in effect when cleaning is taking place. Those found in violation will be towed and receive a $120 ticket.