(Black Press file photo)

(Black Press file photo)

Town of Ponoka street sweeping operations underway

Town of Ponoka annual street sweeping operations are underway, cleaning and removing the sanding material, dirt and debris that has been deposited on Town roadways over winter. Street sweeping will continue throughout the week (weather permitting) in the following areas:

• Riverside (Zone 4) on Wednesday, May 10;

• Lucas Heights (Zone 1) on Thursday, May 11; and

• Central Zone (Zone 3) on Friday, May 12.

To view the ‘Street Sweeping Zone Map,’ please visit the Town of Ponoka website at www.ponoka.ca/p/street-sweeping.

Please watch for ‘no parking’ signs and move parked vehicles from roadways on which ‘no parking’ signage is posted. Moving parked vehicles from roadways allows crews to conduct street sweeping operations safely and more efficiently.

Removing your parked vehicle from roadways on which ‘no parking’ signage is posted in advance of street sweeping operations is a requirement under the town’s Traffic Bylaw 388-17 and may result in fines and towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense if needed.

Motorists are asked to keep a safe distance from the street sweeper and take alternate routes to avoid street sweeping equipment where possible.

Street sweeping updates will be posted regularly to the Town of Ponoka website at www.ponoka.ca and on social media.

Street sweeping is done weather permitting and may be interrupted due to inclement weather.

Please note that Highway 2A and Highway 53 are provincial roadways that are maintained by the Alberta Ministry of Transportation’s highway contractor, Mainroad Alberta Ltd.

For more information on street sweeping in the Town of Ponoka, please visit www.ponoka.ca/p/street-sweeping.

Town of Ponoka