April 22, 2020
While the City continues taking action in response to COVID-19, essential spring maintenance work is already underway around the city. Works operations crews have been providing maintenance work and repairs to infrastructure (e.g., roads, sidewalks) such as pot hole/asphalt repairs, debris clean-up, catchbasin and drain cleaning and more. Street sweeping is scheduled to begin next month.
In addition, the City’s parks and forestry crews have continued to care for City parks and natural areas, as well as responding to emergency and high priority service requests for tree clean-up.
“I would like to thank our staff for ensuring our city’s roads and sidewalks continue to remain among the best in the GTA even during these challenging times,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Their work ensures Mississauga stays running, whether that’s continued protection and restoration of our green spaces or making our roads safe and accessible for those who need to travel on them. Mississauga continues to work for residents.”
Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance added, “We have a dedicated team responding to emergency and priority service requests to ensure the City’s continued responsibilities to the public. At the same time, we’re following all public health safety protocol when out in the field for the safety of our work crew and the public.”
As spring clean-up work is done around the city, works operations crews will focus primarily on major roads and in commercial/industrial areas where physical distancing from the public is more likely. Work in residential areas will only occur if there is a safety or emergency need.
Residents can also help keep their neighbourhood and street clear of debris by not sweeping any yard waste onto the road. Yard waste should be bagged for regular yard waste collection.
For the safety of frontline staff and contractors, physical distancing rules apply for the public and will be enforced by the City’s Security Officers. Residents should also respect all barricades and signage at work sites.