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Street Sweeping

Street sweeping 

Spring 

As soon as the roads are dry in early spring, the City begins a spring sweeping blitz to remove heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. In May, yellow No Parking signs are posted on scheduled streets to notify drivers of upcoming curb-to-curb sweeping through residential neighbourhoods.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Street sweeping will occur on high-traffic and arterial streets in April, going around parked vehicles, in order to collect as much road debris from as many streets as possible (see Street Sweeping Blitz below).
  2. City-wide residential sweeping begins on May 8 on streets posted with yellow "No Parking" signs  (see City-wide Residential Street Sweeping schedule below and Street Sweeping Interactive Map).
  3. School Zones will be swept during the daytime as part of the scheduled neighbourhood (see School Zones below).
  4. As a pilot this year, the Priority Streets in seven neighbourhoods will be posted for No Parking and swept curb-to-curb ahead of their neighbourhood schedule. These streets will be available for on-street parking in May and June when adjacent streets are swept (see Pilot Study - Priority Streets in 7 Neighbourhoods below).
  5. Business Improvement Districts are swept overnight between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.
  6. Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule.

 How you can help us

  1. Watch for yellow No Parking signs beginning in May and remove your vehicle by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. Check Find My Vehicle! if your vehicle is moved.
  2. Report locations where residents have illegally pushed excessive leaves onto the street to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193. City Bylaw Inspectors will investigate and violators may receive a fine.
Spring Street Sweeping Blitz

Once the snow melts in the spring, usually mid-April, we begin a spring sweeping blitz on higher-traffic roads, such as Circle Drive, Idylwyld Drive, 22nd Street, 8th Street and College Drive. This is designed as a quick pass through to remove the heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. After the blitz, a residential sweeping program occurs.  Circle Drive expressways, overpasses, and on/off ramps are swept over three weeks in May and June. 

Median Cleaning & Priority 1 Streets - Parking Restrictions
  • Monday, April 24*
    • 29th Street From Idylwyld Drive to Avenue I
    • 31st Street From Idylwyld Drive to Avenue I
    • 32nd Street From Idylwyld Drive to Avenue H
    • 33rd Street From Latrace Road to Kensington Road
  • Tuesday, April 25*
    • Main Street (Eastbound & Westbound) From Preston Avenue to McPherson Avenue
  • Wednesday, April 26*
    • Victoria Avenue From Taylor Street to 11th Street
    • Eastlake Avenue From 7th Street to 11th Street
    • University Drive From College Drive to Broadway Avenue
  • Wednesday, April 27*
    • Preston Avenue (Northbound & Southbound) From Circle Drive South to 14th Street

*Schedule is subject to change

Pilot Study - Priority Streets in 7 Neighbourhoods

A pilot study is underway in seven neighbourhoods as part of a plan to speed up street sweeping residential areas. For the first time, priority roads in Avalon, DundonaldGreystone Heights/Grosvenor Park, Hudson Bay Park, Massey Place, North Park and Westview were swept curb-to-curb during the pre-sweep in April. With these streets now clean, residents can use them for on-street parking while residential areas are being swept. 

Completed Streets

North Park 

  • Windsor Street From Alexandra Avenue to Edward Avenue
  • Edward Avenue From Windsor Street to Osborne Street
  • Osborne Street From Edward Avenue to 7th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue From Warman Road to 33rd Street
  • Alexandra Avenue From Oxford Street to Hazen Street
  • Spadina Crescent From 33rd Street to Windsor Street

Avalon

  • Broadway Avenue From Ruth Street to Glasgow Street
  • Wilson Crescent From Clarence Avenue to Ruth Street

Massey Place

  • Northumberland Avenue/Milton Street From Confederation Drive  to 33rd Street
  • Massey Drive From Northumberland Avenue to Confederation Drive
  • Matheson Drive From Massey Drive to 33rd Street

Westview

  • 37th Street From Richardson Road  to Junor Avenue 
  • Richardson Road From Junor Avenue  to 37th Street
  • Avenue W N From 33rd Street to Richardson Road
  • Catherwood Ave From 33rd Street to Richardson Road
  • Byers Cres From Richardson Road to 37th Street

Hudson Bay Park

  • Edmonton Avenue From 31st Street to Avenue P
  • Avenue P From Edmonton Avenue to 33rd Street
  • Avenue P From 33rd St to 31st Street
  • Howell Avenue From 33rd Street to Avenue I 
  • Valens Drive From 33rd Street to Howell Avenue

Greystone Heights/Grosvenor Park

  • Main Street From Preston Avenue to Arlington Avenue
  • Garrison Cres From Cumberland Avenue to Main Street
  • Copland Cres From Leslie Avenue to Main Street
  • Leslie Avenue From Copland Cres to Garrison Cres

Dundonald - Thursday, April 26

  • Wedge Road From Confederation Drive to Latrace Road
  • Latrace Road From 33rd Street to 37th Street
  • 37th Street From Latrace Road to Junor Avenue
  • Hunt Road From 37th Street to Wedge Road
  • George Road From 37th Street to Wedge Road
  • Sumner Crescent From Hunt Road to 37th Street

City-wide Residential Sweeping - Schedule

Street Sweeping Interactive Map

Neighbourhood curb-to-curb street sweeping begins Monday, May 8, 2017.

2017 Neighbourhood schedule

Adelaide/Churchill Avenues - Saturday, May 13
Adelaide/Churchill Streets - Wednesday, May 10
Arbor Creek Inside - Saturday, Jun 17
Arbor Creek Outside - Wednesday, Jun 14
Avalon All - Wednesday, May 10 *
Blairmore Suburban Centre All - Friday, May 26
Brevoort Park All - Tuesday, May 9
Briarwood Inside - Friday, Jun 16
Briarwood Outside - Friday, Jun 23
Buena Vista Avenues - Saturday, May 20
Buena Vista Streets - Thursday, May 11
Caswell Hill Avenues - Wednesday, May 31
Caswell Hill Streets - Friday, May 26
City Park Even Avenues - Thursday, Jun 15
City Park Odd Avenues - Sunday, Jun 4
City Park Streets - Sunday, May 28
College Park East All - Tuesday, May 16
College Park Inside - Tuesday, May 16
College Park Outside - Thursday, May 18
Confederation Park Inside - Monday, Jun 12
Confederation Park Outside - Monday, May 29
Confederation Suburban Centre All - Thursday, Jun 15
Dundonald All - Thursday, Jun 15 *
Eastview North - Thursday, May 18
Eastview South - Tuesday, May 9
Erindale Inside - Friday, Jun 9
Erindale Outside - Wednesday, Jun 14
Evergreen Inside - Tuesday, Jun 6
Evergreen Outside - Saturday, Jun 10
Exhibition Avenues - Wednesday, May 17
Exhibition Streets - Saturday, May 13
Fairhaven Northwest - Thursday, Jun 1
Fairhaven Southeast - Wednesday, Jun 7
Forest Grove North - Saturday, Jun 17
Forest Grove South - Friday, Jun 9
Greystone Heights All - Monday, May 15 *
Grosvenor Park All - Wednesday, May 17 *
Hampton Village East - Monday, May 29
Hampton Village West - Monday, Jun 5
Haultain Avenues - Wednesday, May 24
Haultain Streets - Saturday, May 20
Holiday Park Avenues - Saturday, May 27
Holiday Park Streets - Friday, Jun 2
Holliston Avenues - Monday, May 15
Holliston Streets - Thursday, May 11
Hudson Bay Park All - Friday, May 26 *
Kelsey - Woodlawn Residential - Friday, Jun 2
King George Avenues - Saturday, May 27
King George Streets - Friday, Jun 2
Lakeridge Inside - Friday, Jun 16
Lakeridge Outside - Friday, Jun 23
Lakeview Inside - Thursday, May 25
Lakeview Outside - Friday, May 19
Lakewood Suburban Centre All - Friday, Jun 16
Lawson Heights Inside - Tuesday, Jun 13
Lawson Heights Outside - Thursday, Jun 22
Lawson Heights Suburban Centre All - Monday, Jun 19
Massey Place All - Monday, Jun 12 *
Mayfair Avenues - Tuesday, May 30
Mayfair Streets - Sunday, May 28
Meadowgreen North - Thursday, Jun 1
Meadowgreen South - Friday, Jun 2
Montgomery Place All - Wednesday, Jun 7
Mount Royal Avenues - Monday, Jun 5
Mount Royal Streets - Wednesday, May 31
North Park All - Monday, Jun 5
Nutana Avenues - Tuesday, May 30
Nutana Park North - Friday, May 12
Nutana Park South - Thursday, May 18
Nutana Streets East - Wednesday, May 24
Nutana Streets West - Sunday, Jun 4
Pacific Heights All - Monday, May 29
Parkridge Inside - Saturday, Jun 3
Parkridge Outside - Thursday, Jun 1
Pleasant Hill Avenues - Thursday, Jun 8
Pleasant Hill Streets - Saturday, Jun 3
Queen Elizabeth Avenues - Wednesday, May 17
Queen Elizabeth Streets - Wednesday, May 24
Richmond Heights All - Monday, Jun 19
River Heights North - Thursday, Jun 22
River Heights South - Thursday, Jun 8
Riversdale Avenues - Sunday, May 28
Riversdale Streets - Thursday, Jun 1
Silverspring North - Tuesday, Jun 6
Silverspring South - Sunday, Jun 11
Silverwood Heights Inside - Monday, Jun 19
Silverwood Heights Outside Area 1 - Tuesday, Jun 13
Silverwood Heights Outside Area 2 - Wednesday, Jun 21
Stonebridge North - Friday, May 12
Stonebridge Southeast - Thursday, May 25
Stonebridge Southwest - Tuesday, May 23
Sutherland North - Tuesday, Jun 20
Sutherland South - Sunday, Jun 11
The Willows All - Friday, Jun 16
Varsity View Avenues - Tuesday, May 23
Varsity View Streets - Sunday, Jun 4
Westmount Avenues - Tuesday, May 30
Westmount Streets - Saturday, May 27
Westview All - Monday, Jun 12 *
Wildwood North - Sunday, May 21
Wildwood South - Friday, May 19
Willowgrove North - Tuesday, Jun 20
Willowgrove South - Sunday, Jun 18

 

*The Priority Streets in these areas have been swept curb-to-curb during the pre-sweep program. During the Residential Sweeping Program, the Priority Streets in these areas will be available for on street parking.

 

School Zones - New!

New for 2017, school zones will be part of the daytime neighbourhood sweeping schedule. The area between the 30km/hr school zone signs will no longer be swept separately at night.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Yellow “No Parking” signs will be posted on all streets a minimum of 36 hours ahead of scheduled street sweeping for your neighbourhood, including school zones.
  2. Vehicles parked on a street after 7 a.m. on the posted street sweeping day will be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street.
  3. Sweepers will clean all streets in your neighbourhood as scheduled, avoiding school zones during peak drop-off and pick-up times only. 
  4. Street sweeping is weather dependent. If the schedule changes, the yellow “No Parking” signs will removed and posted again for the new day.

 How you can help us

  1. Educate students about the importance of staying back several metres from large equipment and supervise students that are outside during school hours. The operator may not be able to see them approach.
  2. Notify drivers who live at or visit your location to watch for and obey the yellow "No Parking" signs.
  3. Let us know! Please report concerns to our customer service centre at 306-975-2476

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Spring Sweeping

Fall

The ten-day fall street sweeping occurs in select neighbourhoods to reduce the potential for spring flooding.  This work usually begins in mid-October.
 
 What you  can expect from us
  • Street sweeping is scheduled for Buena Vista, Caswell Hill, City Park, Holiday Park, King George, North Park, Nutana, Riversdale,Varsity View and Westmount.
    • Sweeping will not occur within posted School Zones.
  • Bright yellow ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted 36-48 hours in advance of sweeping. Vehicles remaining on a scheduled street at 7 a.m. may be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street.
  • Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule. 
  • It is against the City Bylaw to push sidewalk, boulevard and yard leaves onto the street. City Bylaw Inspectors will investigate complaints and violators may receive a warning or a fine.

 How you can help us

  • Remove your vehicle by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. Check Find My Vehicle! if your vehicle is moved.
  • Place leaves and debris in your Green Cart (for subscribers) or take them to one the City’s free Compost Depots, which are open until November 13.
    If you place them in your Black Garbage Cart, please put them in a plastic bag and tie it up.
  • Report locations where residents have illegally pushed excessive leaves onto the street to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193
Scheduled Neighbourhoods (Alphabetical Listing)
Frequently Asked Questions - Fall Sweeping

How do I contact the City with questions about street sweeping?

For information about the City’s street sweeping programs, email us or call the 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476. 

 

How are neighbourhoods selected for street sweeping in the fall?

While every neighbourhood is swept in the spring, fall sweeping occurs only in neighbourhoods with the highest risk for heavy leaves and debris that collect and cause drainage issues in the spring. 

 

How will I be notified of my street sweeping date?

Bright yellow ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in neighbourhoods 36-48 hours in advance of sweeping. Refer to the Fall Street Sweeping schedule on this page for a full schedule.

 

What could cause a street to be missed by street sweepers?

  • Streets and Avenues are scheduled for different days in most neighbourhoods.
  • Street sweepers will not sweep within a posted School Zone for the safety of students.
  • Sweepers may skip a street if excessive leaves begin to delay the schedule.    
  • Street sweeping may have a delayed start time or end early if the temperature is below minus five degrees Celsius. 
  • Sweeping may be canceled if the daytime temperature remains below zero, and if there is heavy rain or snow. Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule and signs will be removed to indicate street sweepers will not return on that date.
  • If you feel your street was missed by accident, please call the 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476. 
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My vehicle was towed for street sweeping.  Where is it?

Vehicles remaining on a street posted for street sweeping may be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street. If your vehicle is moved, visit Find My Vehicle! for its location or call our 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476.

 

Who can I contact if I see someone vandalizing or taking a No Parking sign?  Or if I find a sign?

Please call Saskatoon Police Services at 306-975-8300 to report vandalism or theft of City signs.  If you find an abandoned sign , please email us or call 306-975-2476.

Our staff wear City of Saskatoon high-visibility vests when they update dates and reposition signs.

 

Street sweeping is scheduled for the same day as my Black Garbage, Blue Recycling or Green Cart collection.  Can I still put my cart on the street for collection?

If you are a Green Cart subscriber, your collection day may occur on your neighbourhood sweeping day. Please place your cart on the street as instructed and City staff will move it out of the way for sweeping and return it for collection.  The schedule is designed to work around the black garbage and blue recycling cart collection, which are city-wide programs.

 

Will the City be cleaning leaves and debris off sidewalks?

The City cleans sidewalks on major roadways, and asks that you remove leaves and debris from your sidewalks and driveways. Please do not push leaves from your sidewalk, boulevard and yard onto the street. City Bylaws prohibit doing so and violators may receive a warning or a fine.

 

How do I dispute a parking ticket?

The City has a formal process to request a review of parking tickets.  You may speak to a customer service representative at 306-975-2400 or on the main floor of City Hall at 222 Third Avenue South.  Please provide them with as much detail as you can and they will help you complete the correct form.

 

Fall Street Sweeping Facts

  • Ten neighbourhoods and 1,671,926 m2 of roadway will be swept this fall.
  • The Storm Water Utility funds the $300,000 program to reduce the leaves and debris that impede drainage and cause flooding around catch basins in the spring.
  • Six street sweepers are dedicated to fall sweeping Monday to Friday, with back-up sweepers available as required.  Each sweeping crew includes a supervisor, signage staff, parking enforcement, two tow trucks, a water truck, and two tri-axles trucks to haul away the debris collected by the sweepers.