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 for close to two months now, following a delayed start due to late season snow.The Town is happy to announce that we have completed residential street sweeping in the Valley and East Hardisty areas. Crews are now moving to the upper hill today, followed by the Wanyandi area, and then moving to lower hill later in the week (weather permitting).The Highway Areas, Robb Road, Switzer, Thompson Lake and all of the boulevards and green spaces have also been completed.Signs announcing street cleaning are generally posted in advance of the cleaners reaching each section of the community. Unfortunately, due to the water break work undertaken on Monday, crews were unable to move the signs until early this morning. This is not usual procedure, as we generally try to give 24 hours notice so vehicles can be moved. We apologize for the short notice to area residents, and thank you for your cooperation in moving vehicles.Please keep in mind all schedules are tentative and may be impacted by a variety of factors including changing weather. Please refer to the FAQ's below for further information. 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? Town of Hinton crews first clean highway areas, then our main arterial routes, then green spaces and boulevards (so as not to impede grass growth). Once these areas are all completed, the crews move into residential areas. On occasion, some residential streets adjoining priority areas may be lightly cleaned, but not completed. 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!Is this the Only Sweeping Activities of the Year?It's important to note this is the first sweep of the year, and that street sweeping is an ongoing job that Town of Hinton undertake all summer and into the fall. If an area is not well swept due to cars parked or other concerns, we sweep almost continuously all season and these areas will be addressed.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 Completed In addition to street cleaning activities, crews will be patching potholes, washing signs, cleaning guardrails 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.