The City of Spokane Valley wants to let residents know that it’s time for spring cleaning and that means street sweeping in Spokane Valley. Crews will be working to clear accumulations of dirt and debris from roadways weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm continuing until late June/early July.
During those times, drivers should expect to encounter slow-moving street sweeping vehicles. For safety, please maintain a safe distance behind street sweepers, and pass with caution only when it is safe to do so. To help crews complete sweeping more quickly and completely, please remove vehicles, basketball hoops, and other items from the roadway when sweeping is under way, and keep leaves and yard waste from private property out of the public right of way.
While cleaner streets are one of the side benefits to the street sweeping program, its real purpose is to keep storm water drains clear in addition to improving stability for pedestrians, bicyclists and those using mobility devices by removing dirt and gravel from the roadway.
The cost of street sweeping is funded primarily through the City’s Stormwater Fund and supplemented by the Street Fund. More information is available on the City of Spokane Valley website at www.spokanevalley.org/stormwater <http://www.spokanevalley.org/stormwater> , or by calling 509-921-1000.