Some Positive Change is Coming to City Streets in Mississauga
If you're tired of seeing the lingering effects of winter on Mississauga's streets, you might be happy to hear that some spring cleaning is about to get underway.
The City of Mississauga recently announced that it's begun its annual Spring Clean-up Program.
The city says work crews will be focussing on cleaning up after the spring thaw, including starting maintenance work and repairs to 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.”
Here's what kind of cleaning initiatives residents can expect to see:
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.
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.
Repairs are already underway. The city says staff will also regularly inspect roads through routine patrols.
The city says 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.
Sidewalk Inspection and Repair
Beginning in May, 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.
Regular scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on roadways have begun.
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.
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