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The official start date changes every year depending on the weather.
It typically beings in mid to late April after all the snow/ice has melted and temperatures stay above 0 degrees Celsius.
Additionally, schedules also consider time for equipment maintenance and weather delays (rain and/or snow events).
Chestermere has over 110 kilometres of roadways. For comparison – that is roughly the same distance as driving between Chestermere and Canmore. Considering both sides of the road will be swept, this doubles the length to over 220 kilometres!
It takes about 9 weeks to sweep both directions of the roadway and all curbs, gutters, and medians.
Check the City’s website at chestermere.ca/sweeping and follow the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for street sweeping updates.
Last updated: March 18, 2021
The street sweeping zone map may be viewed on chestermere.ca/sweeping under the ‘Street Sweeping Map’ tab.
Click here for the full sized PDF map.
Last Updated: March 18, 2021
Sweepers may visit an area prior to their scheduled dates, often to get a head start on large material (gravel) bulk sweeping.
This is done to remove material from high traffic areas, the middle of the street, along curbs/gutters, and around medians.
Doing so limits traffic interruptions, and increases cost and operational efficiency.
You are not required to move your vehicle unless signage is posted and it is your area’s scheduled week for sweeping.
Last updated: March 18, 2021
Street sweeping schedules are reviewed and adjusted as needed. If a zone was last for a couple years, it may get moved ahead in future years.
Chestermere Blvd and the commercial areas are usually completed first as these are our highest traffic and most visible areas. The team often works evenings and weekends to limit traffic interruptions in these areas when they are being completed.
Please continue to put your bins out on their regularly scheduled day.
Roads and Environmental Services teams are coordinating to limit sweeping in your area on collection days.
Find out more about curbside collection at chestermere.ca/recycle.
Street sweepers operate Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, excluding holidays.
Crews may operate in the evening to complete major roadways and commercials areas. This is done to limit traffic disruptions and increase operational efficiency.
Signage is posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance of crews starting street sweeping.
There are a few things you can do to help sweepers pick up the most materials possible when they are in your area:
Keep in mind, if you do not move your vehicle, the street sweepers will go around your vehicle.
During final inspection at the end of the week – any areas not completed due to unmoved vehicles or other obstacles will not swept.
If the vehicle is not moved by the end of the week, you may be ticketed ($75 fine) - as per Bylaw 011-13.
Please keep vehicles and other objects off the street each day during the hours listed above when scheduled.
Check the schedule and more information at chestermere.ca/sweeping.
Last Updated: June 1, 2020
Communities that are new construction are the responsibility of the developer to maintain.
The street sweeping zone map has areas under developer control labeled.
Factors such as the weather already affect the street sweeping program.
COVID-19 is an additional factor in all of our lives, including at Community Operations and the Roads team.
Staff are taking extra precautions such as:
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to new requirements during this time.
There are over 110 kilometres of roads in Chestermere. It takes at least 2 passes in each direction to clean the road, curbs, medians, and gutters properly. For comparison – that is roughly the same distance as driving round trip between Chestermere and Canmore.
Neighbourhoods vary in density and size. Where possible, they are broken up into zones to reflect about one week of time.
Additionally, schedules are also designed to factor in buffer time for weather delays, equipment maintenance, and daily sweeper unloading.