Street Sweeping (2018)

Street sweeping cleaning a muddy road

Now that the snow is gone, the roads are covered in debris and in some cases, potholes.

Street Sweeping Commences

Starting the week of 23 April the street sweepers will begin roaming the streets of Aurora Military Housing, sucking up gravel, rocks, and traction control materials from the neighborhoods.

This takes much longer than snow removal, and could extend into the following week; the schedule is only a projection, and will be updated daily. 

Tentatively, the schedule is as follows.

Updates are notated with italics. Completed areas are notated with a strike out.

23 April (Monday)

 

  • Birch Hill
  • Dayton, Denali, Denver
  • Cherry Hill (First Half)

 

24 April (Tuesday)

  • Cherry Hill (Second Half)
  • Chugach
  • Silver Run (3/4)

25 April (Wednesday)

  • Silver Run
  • Houston
  • Sunflower
  • Dallas

26 April (Thursday)

  • Kodiak
  • Moose Crossing (Intersections)

27 April (Friday)

  • Sweeper Broke Down

30 April (Monday)

  • Sweeper Broke Down
  • Moose Crossing

1 May (Tuesday)

  • Moose Crossing
  • Moose Haven

2 May (Wednesday)

  • Cottonwood
  • Independence
  • Fireweed

3 May (Thursday)

  • Raven Ridge
  • Puffin Park

What do I need to do?

Keep vehicles parked on the roads to a minimum.  The less vehicles, the more effective the street cleaning. Make sure kids are kept away from these large vehicles as they make their way through your neighborhood.

How does it work?

Water trucks first wet the roads, this helps reduce the amount of dust that gets kicked up.  The street sweepers then make their way down the road picking up any debris. Picking up debris prevents it from entering the storm drains and polluting Alaska’s pristine ecosystem.

Pothole Patrol

In addition to cleaning the roads, some must be repaired. Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the asphalt. Freezing temperatures cause the moisture to freeze (and expand).

How can I help?

Report potholes to maintenance. We’ve also got a number of areas on our radar, but the more reports the better.