1. Why does Midwest City sweep the streets?
The purpose of the Midwest City’s street sweeping program is to remove debris, sediment, and other pollutants from street surfaces and prevent them from entering our stormwater collection system. Not only does sweeping keep pollution out of creeks and streams, but keeps our streets clean.
2. Which streets are swept in the street sweeping program?
Due to manpower and budgetary constraints, only the arterial streets are swept. The routes run east and west from S.E. 29th Street to N.E.23rd Street and north and south from Sooner Road to Post Road.
3. Does the City sweep parking lots?
Only City owned parking lot are swept by the City of Midwest City. All private parking lots, private streets, shopping centers, and commercial or business properties are swept by private companies.
4. Why does it take so long to remove the sand that was put on the road during winter weather?
The street sweepers use a water spray to minimize the amount of dust that is generated while sweeping, therefore, during the winter months the sweepers can only be operated when temperatures are above freezing. Sand collected off of the streets fills the sweepers faster than the normal, requiring many more trips to unload than is usual. After a major winter storm, it can take more than a month to remove sand from the streets.
5. Why do the sweepers drive so slowly?
Depending on the type and quantity of material being collected the sweeper must drive between 1 and 5 mph, to effectively remove the material.
6. What are the hours of operation for the Street Sweepers?
The normal hours of operation for the Street Sweepers are Monday through Friday, from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.