The city will begin the annual spring cleanup operation of streets, sidewalks and back lanes on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00pm.
All Winnipeg streets, including back lanes, will be swept over the next five to six weeks. Due to warmer temperatures, cleaning in the downtown area, major routes, bridges, and overpasses have already started.
The operation will cost $6 million and will sweep all sidewalks, active transportation pathways, boulevards, and medians on main routes, bus routes, and collector streets. Crews will also clean up litter and debris within City parks. Clean up of boulevards in residential areas will be limited to areas where there is excessive accumulation of sand.
To assist in efficient street cleaning operations, temporary “no parking” signs will be placed on some streets to restrict parking during scheduled cleaning times. Please note that not all streets will have spring cleanup signage. The City will only post signs on streets where parked vehicles present a problem to street cleaning. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate parking during the posted cleaning times to avoid being ticketed or towed. The cost of a parking ticket is $150.00, and the cost of a tow is $120.23.
Drive safe Winnipeg!