Street sweepers are returning to the city of Shreveport

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:55pm

An ordinance to amend a general budget to fund a street sweeping program has been adopted.

It has been several years since the city of Shreveport has had street sweepers and now residents can expect to see them again soon.

The program is an effort to address complaints regarding the cleanliness of the city.

The focus is on cleaning highway ramps, intersections, and medians with the help of two street cleaners that are estimated to cost about $600,000

"Like most things you have to provide a funding source for it on a continous basis so it can be sustainable, and so right now we've got the dollars to move forward with initiating it and we'll continue to work with council and the mayor's office and make sure that we have a budget to maintain it," said Stanley Harris, Director of the Dept. of Public Works.

All funding required to support the program will come from the public works budget and as the program expands in the future they hope to include residential streets.    


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