Now that the winter season has wrapped up, municipal staff have transitioned to annual spring cleanup activities across the region.
Crews are working in all areas to address litter, remove downed branches and other winter debris, and empty garbage cans in municipal parks, playgrounds, sports fields, trails and other open spaces.
All 1000 kilometres of sidewalks will be mechanically swept and cleared of debris over the next few weeks, with the initial effort focused on improving conditions in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth.
The municipality has also deployed its eight vacuum street sweepers and two tandem broom trucks for an initial cleaning of approximately 1,500 kilometres of roadway and 3,000 kilometres of curb in the core areas of Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford. In areas where snow clearing was done by contractors, street and sidewalk cleaning will be completed by the same contractor, as needed.
Clearing debris from the region’s bicycle lanes is also a priority, which will take place in tandem with the street cleaning work.