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City's Spring Cleaning Gets Underway

Apr 09, 2019

With winter behind us, the City has begun its annual Spring Clean-up Program. The City's work crews will be focussing on cleaning up after the spring thaw, including starting maintenance work and repairs to City infrastructure.

"Our work is not yet complete, even though winter has passed," said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. "We have crews mobilized to monitor and inspect areas of the city that need to be cleaned or repaired, such as debris on our streets or cracks on our pavement. It is our priority to ensure that our roads and walkways are made safe and accessible for the public."

The City will be undertaking the following as part of its Spring Clean-up Program:

Street Sweeping
Roads, bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic islands, hard-surfaced boulevards and curb side gutters are cleared of debris left behind after the winter season. Spring street sweeping occurs in April and May.

After spring street sweeping is complete, regular street sweeping continues with crews maintaining roadways regularly. Learn more about the Street Sweeping Program: mississauga.ca/portal/residents/springclean-up


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Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
Sod may have been damaged by winter equipment throughout the winter when the ground is soft or if overgrown grass crept onto the sidewalk. Residents can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting an online request.

Reported areas will be inspected this spring to see if sod replacement or re-seeding is required. Repairs typically occur from May to June and September to October.

Pot Hole Repair
Repairs are already underway. City staff will also regularly inspect roads through routine patrols. Residents can also report pot holes by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting an online request.

Reported areas will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, it will be completed on a priority basis as part of the City's regular maintenance.

Sidewalk Inspection and Repair
Beginning in May, City staff will walk every sidewalk in the city to inspect and record damage on sidewalks. Residents can also report any sidewalk damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting an online request.

Reported areas will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, it will be completed on a priority basis as part of the City's regular maintenance.

Litter Clean-up
Regular scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on roadways have begun. Residents can also report litter or dumping on roadways by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting an online request.

Litter on 400-series highway ramps can be reported to the Ministry of Transportation.

Drains and Catchbasin Cleaning
City crews have begun clearing debris from inlets and outlets to ensure that stormwater can flow freely. Residents can also report any build-up of natural debris such as leaves, tree limbs or sediment by calling 3-1-1.

Illegal Sign Blitzes
City crews will complete one of its two annual illegal sign blitzes this spring. Any illegal signs on boulevards, medians, traffic islands will be removed.

Residents can also report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting an online request. If there is a public safety risk caused by damage or debris in the roadway, residents should call 3-1-1 immediately.

While City crews are out clearing and maintaining areas of the city, residents are also asked to please be patient and give staff and equipment lots of space to work.






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