Street sweeping starts in Spokane Valley on Oct. 22. Sweeping will be weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is expected to continue through November, depending on weather. If you are a Spokane Valley resident, you are asked to keep leaves and debris from your property out of the road and to remove items such as basketball hoops and bicycles to help street vehicles complete sweeping more efficiently. Drivers are urged to use caution when approaching or passing street sweeping vehicles to avoid dust and debris that may be swept into the air.
A map of street sweeping areas is on the City’s Street Maintenance web page at www.spokanevalley.org/StreetMaintenance. Areas shown in orange on the map reflect locations where street sweeping is currently underway. As those areas are completed, the color will be updated to green.
The annual sweeping removes dirt and debris that could accumulate and clog the stormwater system, resulting in standing water in the roadway. Standing water creates a driving hazard and can accelerate deterioration of road surfaces and underlying structure, which could be expensive to repair or reconstruct.
Street sweeping is funded primarily by the City of Spokane Valley Stormwater Fund and supplemented by the Street Fund.