All travelers are asked to be aware of street sweepers on roadways and plan for some delays as we work to keep our community looking its best
As announced in the April 17 Council Briefs, Town of Hinton crews have been hard at work in the early stages of street cleaning.At this time, the Highway Areas and Robb Road have been completed. This means we can now move to finishing Switzer Drive. However, this also means impacts to area drivers, as some have already discovered. All drivers are asked to plan for delays due to lane reductions as we complete this route.Once Switzer is complete, we will move into boulevards and other areas where there is grass. Prioritizing cleaning of these locations helps us ensure that the vegetation is able to grow, and means a more beautiful community year round.Following the boulevards, we will move into residential areas. Residents are asked to please be patient if you see the signs announcing our intent to move into your area, and understand that we may be delayed by weather getting to you.Where will you start? Why am I last?All residential street cleaning activities are done via an annually rotating hierarchy of importance; this years rotation will see us in the Thompson Lake Subdivision, then the Valley, then Hill.Sweepers Came, and then Left before Completing!Hinton has alternating elevations, and a wide span. As result, sometimes weather events can hit the hill, but not the valley, or vice versa. If we start in your area and then leave due to weather, that doesn't mean your area is considered completed - we'll come back for you!Please Obey all SignagePlease remove your vehicles when you see street sweeping notifications sign – or when you see the street cleaning equipment in the area. Hinton Peace Officers will be patrolling each area to ensure that all vehicles have been removed so the sweeping crews can do a more complete sweeping job.Other Work Also to be CompletedIn addition to street cleaning activities, crews will be patching potholes, washing signs, cleaning guard rails and bridge decks over the coming weeks. Fresh line painting will be commencing after the streets have been cleaned and the frost is out of the ground.