Confusion surrounding last year’s annual city roads cleanup has prompted officials to get the word out to communities more effectively.

City crews yesterday began the 10-week process of clearing tonnes of gravel from Calgary roads and for the first time will post its schedule online after a Calgary alderman was deluged with complaints from concerned constituents last spring.

Ald. Andre Chabot said the move is welcome news after residents in his communities were left uncertain when to remove their vehicles to make way for sweepers a year ago.

“I’m sure this year they’ll be putting up notice for people well in advance and working within the proper time frame,” said the Ward 10 alderman.

Over the course of a snowy winter the city dumped some 6,000 tonnes more gravel than the usual 42,000 tonnes and crews will be busy going community to community over the next few weeks.

Kelsey Strachan, a spokeswoman for the city’s roads departments, said the decision to post the schedule, which could change depending on weather, was made to give people more clarity on when sweepers will be hitting their neighbourhoods.

“People should be able to find out pretty easily when their time comes,” she said.

“We’re really trying to be on the ball as much as possible because we need people to help by moving their vehicles.”

The schedules for weekly neighbourhood cleanup targets can be found at and updated information can be found by calling 3-1-1.