The City of Grande Prairie has started its street sweeping program two months later than normal. Work got started clearing sand and other debris from concrete medians last week.
On Monday, they began tackling priority one roads. It’s expected to take six weeks to get through those and priority two routes before moving on to residential areas.
Transportation Services Manager Robert Carroll says street sweeping typically starts the first week of March. Drivers are asked to slow down and be careful around crews as the dust can reduce visibility.
The city has also started pruning trees. As of Tuesday, arborists are assessing city-owned trees to check for any issues with stability or branches.
They will also look for damage from insects or disease, and whether the tree gets in the way of pedestrians or vehicles. Residents should watch out for signs and areas sectioned off.