Spring maintenance and clean-up work begins in Mississauga

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Spring cleaning is in the air.

Mississauga residents can expect to see more activity on roads and in residential areas across the city as work crews begin the city’s annual spring maintenance and clean-up program.

The work is the result of winter weather affecting roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and more.

“At this time of the year, potholes and cracks in the road are more visible due to temperature changes between freezing and thawing,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance, in a statement.

“Once the winter season is over, our staff continue to maintain the 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes, as well as other infrastructure residents, rely on year-round.

The city’s spring maintenance and clean-up program include pothole and road damage repair on city roads and on-street bike lanes, including residential streets as well as sidewalk inspection and repair.

The maintenance also includes sod damage repair caused by snow clearing and litter clean-up on roadways, catch basins and drains.

Street sweeping will begin in April on roads and on-street bike lanes first, followed by curb-facing sidewalks, traffic islands, hard-surfaced boulevards and curbside gutters.

“Our street sweeping program is weather dependant, requiring the snow to disappear,” said Frost. “We also require storage space for our street sweeping equipment in our work yards, which currently holds our snow clearing equipment until the end of March.”

Residents can report potholes and damaged sidewalks, curbs and sod by calling 311 (905-615-4311 outside city limits), using the Pingstreet mobile app or submitting an online service request.

Residents are reminded to obey any barricades and signage at worksites, refrain from approaching work crews or equipment at any time and exercise patience and expect delays on the road during repairs.

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