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Street sweeping season begins – watch for No-Parking signs

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(Fort McMurray, AB – April 24, 2019) – Residents are advised to watch for No-Parking signs as road crews begin sweeping streets around Fort McMurray.

Starting April 29, road crews will be sweeping Primary and Secondary routes, followed by residential streets. To facilitate this process, temporary No-Parking signs will be posted along Secondary Routes and residential streets to be swept.

Electronic message boards will also be posted at the entrance of neighbourhoods before sweeping begins as a reminder to plan for on-street parking restrictions. Please watch for electronic message boards or signage posted along streets.

For your safety and the safety of road crews, please give sweeping equipment plenty of room to work, as dust may reduce visibility.

Residents can expect to see temporary No-Parking signs being posted along Secondary Routes (e.g., school zones, urban transit routes and main access to neighbourhoods), or along residential streets (e.g., lightly trafficked streets that are mainly built up on both sides with a mix of residential and local facilities).

No-Parking signs will be posted along residential streets targeted for maintenance a minimum of 48 hours prior to starting operations. Once the 48-hour point is reached, crews have 48 hours to complete the job. These are general time frames and can change due to weather conditions like rain or operational ability.

Much like Winter Maintenance Zones, vehicles parked in active No-Parking zones will be ticketed and towed to make room for road maintenance. Parking tickets and towing fees are the responsibility of the vehicle owner. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for complying with parking regulations as set out in the Roads and Transportation Bylaw No. 02/079.


Primary and Secondary street sweeping will follow the below sequence with residential sweeping anticipated to begin May 21 in the same order:

  • Prairie Creek
  • Beacon Hill
  • Abasand/Grayling Terrace
  • Waterways
  • Downtown 
  • Thickwood
  • Dickinsfield
  • Wood Buffalo
  • Timberlea

In the rural communities, sweeping is anticipated to begin in May or June pending weather conditions. As street profiles are different in the rural communities, sweeping crews do not need to work around on-street parking. Signage will not be placed in the rural communities and motorists will not need to adjust their parking practices for street sweeping service.

As street sweeping is expected to affect each area for only a brief period, cooperation from residents will assist crews to perform their work quickly and minimize disruptions to on-street parking.

For street sweeping updates and more information, visit