The City of Bay City Street Department normally completes three to four street sweeping cycles of all city streets annually. In addition, city crews sweep streets in preparation of special events, roadway spills and debris resulting from vehicular accidents.
The following may vary depending on weather conditions:
Spring: Beginning in March and in preparation of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Street Department assigns two shifts to sweep state and major roadways, including the parade route. City crews then proceed into residential areas with each shift of two sweepers split on both the east and west side of the city. First-shift crews sweep streets beginning from the south city limit, and second-shift crews sweep beginning from the north city limit. The spring cycle is completed in about 10 to 12 weeks.
Summer: From June through August, one or two cycles are completed with one shift of two operators (completed in 16 to 18 weeks).
Fall: During the fall months, once the majority of leaves have dropped from trees, the Street Department again assigns two shifts to sweep all city streets until completed.