Beginning Monday, Stephenville streets will start to sparkle just in time for the holidays as street sweepers make their way across the city.
According to Director of Community Development Drew Wells, all of the curbed and guttered streets within the city limits will be swept. Wells said there will be two trucks tackling the project. The process will take about one week to complete, weather permitting.
To make travel easier, Wells said residential areas of the city will be swept during daylight hours and commercial areas will be cleaned in the early morning hours.To accommodate the annual cleaning project, residents are advised to not park in roadways, and are also asked to edge their curbs and sweep driveway debris into the street prior to the project kickoff date of Dec. 14.
The streets will be swept in the following order:
• Downtown and southeast sections: South of Frey Street and east of Harbin Drive.
• North section: North of Frey, east of Harbin and the Kingland and River North additions.
• Northwest section: Streets west of Harbin and the Westgate, Greenview and Golf County Estates additions.
City officials are requesting that residents not park vehicles in the street when the sweepers are in their area of the city. Cars parked on roadways will mean those portions of the streets will not be swept.In addition to beautifying the city, administrators and crews are also calling on citizens to help keep the roadways safe. Wells said there are more than 1,100 street lights throughout the city, which are meant to help protect public safety. With the number of lights, outages sometimes get overlooked.”With the large number of lights across the city, we need citizens’ help in making sure they are all burning,” Wells said. “We are asking the public’s help in reporting outages in their paths of travel. Burning or not, the city still has to pay the bill.”Residents with questions about the street sweeping project or those needing to report street light outages can call City Hall at 918-1292.