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Street sweeping season begins – watch for No-Parking signs

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2018) – Residents are advised to watch for No-Parking signs as street sweeping crews work around Fort McMurray.

Crews will begin to sweep Primary and Secondary routes, followed by sweeping in residential neighbourhoods, including recovery and rebuild areas. 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 may be towed. 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

Crews will begin sweeping along Primary and Secondary routes including Franklin Avenue, Thickwood Boulevard, Confederation Way, Clearwater Dr., Abasand Dr., Gregoire Dr, Mackenzie Blvd. and Saprae Creek Trail. 
On May 15, sweeping will begin on the following Primary and Secondary routes:

• Downtown
• Waterways
• Abasand/Grayling Terrace
• Beacon Hill
• Prairie Creek
• 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. 

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