Spring Cleaning: Residents asked to park off streets to assist with street sweeping program (Update April 19, 2021)

Monday, April 26, 2021 – Progress has been made on community street sweeping, thank you to Victoria Contracting for their great work! Sweeper operators have completed the north side of Sooke Road to Glintz Road. This week, they will be completing the south side, east of Sooke River and the remainder of the north side of Sooke Road beyond Glintz Road – before moving to East Sooke areas.

Thank you to our residents for their continued patience as this important work is completed.

Next community update: Monday, May 3, 2021

Why street sweeping?

Street sweeping plays an important part in preserving infrastructure and the environment around us for years to come. Street sweeping provides:

  • Pavement protection – street sweeping removes wearing debris and extends the life of paved roads and paths.
  • Wildlife preservation –  we recognize many in our community make use of available receptacles and recycling stations; however, some debris remains. Street sweeping helps eliminate the number of plastics and litter that end up on the sides of roads and ends up harming local wildlife.
  • Environmental benefits – a critical benefit of street sweeping stems from the removal of harmful metals and pollutants that can enter our air emissions. By reducing the amount of road debris, street sweeping is helping to preserve our local streams and air.

Monday, April 19, 2021 – Progress has been made on community street sweeping, thank you to Victoria Contracting for their great work! Sweeper operators are starting with Sooke River Road and working East through Saseenos this week.

Thank you to our residents for their continued patience as this important work is completed.

Next community update: Friday, April 26, 2021


Friday, April 9, 2021 – Progress has been made on community street sweeping, thank you to Victoria Contracting for their great work! Sweeper operators are finishing in the Whiffin Spit area, and working eastbound –  south of Highway 14 to Sooke River. They will then continue to Phillips Road and complete sweeping west of the River.

Thank you to our residents for their continued patience as this important work is completed.

Next community update: Monday, April 19, 2021


Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Progress has been made on community street sweeping, just see the GPS log below. Street sweeping continues next week.

Next community update: Friday, April 9, 2021

Week 2 (March 29, 2021) Progress in blue; Week 3 (April 6, 2021 Projection highlighted in Yellow):

 


Friday, March 25, 2021 – Progress has been made on community street sweeping, just see the GPS logs below. Street sweeping will continue on the west border to Church Road, north of Sooke/West Coast Road over the next week.

Next community update: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Week 1 (March 22, 2021) Progress:

Week 2 (March 29, 2021) Projection:


Thursday, March 18, 2021 – The District of Sooke is asking residents to assist with street cleaning efforts over the next 4 weeks.

Street sweeping crews will be operating throughout the community commencing the week of March 22, 2021.  Residents are asked to proactively park their vehicles off of the streets as much as possible. Vehicles that remain on the street will hinder overall cleanup efforts as sweepers will be required to move around and leave debris that might otherwise be cleared.

Contracted road maintenance crews do not have a set schedule as the speed with which they progress depends on many factors. Weekly updates will be provided on this page and on the District’s Twitter account, outlining a phased progression throughout the community. Work will be completed from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will begin on the west border to Church Road, north of Sooke/West Coast Road.

If parking off-street is not an option, residents who see or hear street sweepers arriving in their neighbourhood are asked to move their vehicles temporarily as crews approach.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in beautifying our community.

Contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678
Email: cmoog@sooke.ca

 

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