The Streets Division owns two street sweepers. Sweeping begins in the spring after danger of freezing conditions have passed. The sweeper starts on one side of the city and randomly sweeps across town. It takes a period of approximately 4-5 weeks to make a complete pass of the city which now has 300 miles of streets, especially in the spring when lots of sand is on the streets from winter operations. After the initial pass the sweeping crew continues to work from one side of town to the other. There is not a set schedule for frequency of sweeping, except for the downtown area which is swept during University spring break. Residents are welcome to report unusual problem locations which may present a hazard to public safety and these areas will be checked out.
The downtown area is swept every Thursday evening into Friday morning during spring, summer, and fall seasons.