Street Sweeping Program

City of Fernie street sweepers are out completing their first pass to remove bulk sand from priority winter routes. Over the coming weeks, crews will begin the annual comprehensive street sweeping program and work through each neighbourhood. This will be followed by a final touch-up sweeping pass in late spring.

Residents out doing their own spring cleaning of boulevards, can gather winter sand and place it at the curb for pick up by the sweeper. For collection sand must be evenly distributed at the road-side, large piles of sand or piles containing mixed materials that could clog the sweeper will be bypassed. Please refrain from distributing sand onto a swept road and avoid putting winter sand in catch basins as this can lead to serious drainage issues. On your scheduled sweeping dates please help our crews by parking off-street where possible.

The following schedule is subject to change on short notice to adjust for weather, breakdowns, and unforeseen events:

 Annex                                                    May 1st – 3rd             

Maintown                                               May 3rd – 5th             

Mountview                                             May 8th – 9th            

Parkland/Alpine/Ghostrider                   May 9th – 10th          

Castle/Montane/Coal Creek                  May 10th – 11th         

Ridgemont                                             May 11th – 12th           

West Fernie                                           May 15th – 16th        

Riverside/Cedars                                   May 16th – 17th        

Annual highway boulevard cleaning will begin on May 1st. Please be aware of lane closures and stay clear of crews and equipment.