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Street Sweeping – Watch for No-Parking Signs

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2017) – Residents are advised to watch for No-Parking signs as street sweeping crews work around Fort McMurray. 

Crews continue to sweep Primary and Secondary routes and will soon begin sweeping in residential neighbourhoods. To facilitate this process, temporary No-Parking signs will be posted in areas to be swept. 

No-Parking signs will be posted in each affected area a minimum of 48 hours prior to starting operations. Once the 48-hour point is reached, crews have 48 hours to complete the job. These are general time frames and can change due to weather conditions or operational ability. 

Before placing No-Parking signs in each area, electronic message boards will be posted at the entrance of neighbourhoods approximately seven days before sweeping begins. Residents are advised to watch electronic message boards for updates.

Vehicles parked in active No-Parking zones will be ticketed and could be towed to the impound yard. Parking tickets and towing fees are the responsibility of the vehicle owner. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for complying with parking regulations as set out in the Roads and Transportation Bylaw No. 02/079

Contractors working in residential neighbourhoods are required to be considerate of the people living in these areas. Clean-up work as required in permits must be done throughout the development and construction process.

Crews have been sweeping along Primary and Secondary routes including Franklin Avenue, Thickwood Boulevard, Confederation Way, Prairie Loop Blvd., Abasand Dr., Gregoire Dr., Prairie Creek, Stone Creek, Signal Rd., Eagle Ridge, Loutit Dr., Paquette Dr., Mackenzie Blvd. and Saprae Creek Trail.  

On May 8, sweeping will begin on the following Primary and Secondary routes:

  • Downtown
  • Greely Road
  • Prairie Creek
  • Beacon Hill
  • Waterways
  • Abasand/Grayling Terrace
  • Thickwood
  • Dickinsfield
  • Wood Buffalo
  • Timberlea

Work is anticipated to begin in June in residential neighbhourhoods, and late May in the rural communities pending weather conditions. Please follow sweeping equipment from a safe distance as dust may reduce visibility.

As street sweeping is expected to affect each area for only a brief period, cooperation from residents will assist crews to perform their work quickly and minimize any inconvenience. 

For street sweeping updates and more information, visit rmwb.ca/streetsweeping

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