Spring is officially here and most roads are now clear of all the snow.
Eduardo Sosa, director of roadway maintenance for the city, said street sweeping and spring cleanup is fully underway now and they even got an early start.
The warm winter allowed crews to get started in February, and even do some sweeping throughout the winter when the roads cleared.
“We took advantage of that to remove some of the sand we put for the earlier part of the winter and now with the warmer temperatures we are also engaging in the spring sweeping,” Sosa said.
Crews are focusing their efforts on arterials and main routes to start, and then will move in to residential neighbourhoods after.
“With the warmer weather, and because we don’t want dusty conditions, we do need to get to the sweeping task earlier,” Sosa said. “So last year was an even better winter than this one and we were sweeping very early in the year.”
With the snow all gone from the roads, city crews are also out fixing potholes and other issues with streets.
The Edmonton winter was again mild compared to years past and Sosa suggested they have to get started earlier every year.