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Sam Vigil
Sam Vigil
Director of Public Works

CITY OF PUEBLO STREET SWEEPING

Purpose

The City of Pueblo maintains a street sweeping program that is implemented to improve water quality, air quality, road maintenance, aesthetics and above all public safety.

The Streets Division sweeping fleet consists of 4 street sweepers and 4 street sweeper operators along with 2 dump trucks and 2 truck drivers that accompany the sweepers. These trucks aid in the efficiency of our sweeping program as the sweepers do not have to drive to our collection area to dump.  

One of these sweepers is dedicated to a weekly Business/Night Route operation that sweeps the downtown area and several other routes that are less congested during this time. These include several areas of state highway within the City limits that the Streets Division is responsible for.  

The Streets Division sweeps over 480 paved miles of streets, including residential and major collector and arterial streets, and State Highway within the city limits. These are divided into Nine North side areas and nine South side areas assigned specific street sweeper operators.

Along with the Business/Night Route sweeping our duties include residential sweeping, leaf season, storm clean-up and accident and emergency calls.

Prior to and after most functions (Chile and Frijoles Festival, B-Street Bash, the Parade of Lights, etc.) in the Union Avenue, Main Street area and the River Walk area the Streets Division will conduct sweeping operations. Our sweepers sweep the Colorado State Fairgrounds and the fairgrounds neighborhood nightly during the duration of the fair along with cleanup after the parades during the fair.

Street sweeping removes over 5,000 tons of debris and contaminants from the city of Pueblo streets every year.

Water Quality

Street sweeping helps to remove debris from the gutter that would be washed down the storm drain into our Storm water collection system and eventually into the river. This debris can block the catch basins and other stormwater facilities causing flooding during heavy rains.

Air Quality

Particulate matter from natural and manmade sources collect on the streets and pose respiratory health concerns. Street sweeping is done to reduce the amount of particulate matter residing along the street and the curb line. The sweeping operation creates some dust however the sweepers minimize this with a water spray system designed to keep this dust to a minimum.

Safety

Drivers can experience several safety concerns from even small debris on the roadways. longer braking distance, increased risk of skidding and loss of control, are among these concerns. Sweeping operations remove the debris from the roadway that contribute to these unsafe conditions for vehicle, motorcycle and cyclists in the City of Pueblo.

Public Notification

Unfortunately, with the exception of our dedicated Business/Night Route schedule, the City of Pueblo does not currently have the resources available, and to make the most efficient use of the resources available we cannot provide citywide, time certain information about our street sweeping schedule. Even with our limited resources we are however able to meet our objectives of providing a safe, and clean roadway system for the citizens of the City of Pueblo.

The following factors frequently disrupt our street sweeping schedule:

  • Weather: rainfall, windstorms, snow and ice storms
  • Equipment breakdowns
  • Utility work by other agencies
  • Private construction activities in the public right of way
  • Other street maintenance and road repair activities
  • How dirty the street is – extra debris in the street delays a crew
  • Overhanging tree limbs that prohibit crews from getting to the curb to clean a street; sometimes overhanging limbs prohibit our sweepers and equipment from accessing a street
  • Heavy leaf fall
  • Employee emergencies – unexpected absences due to illness, family emergencies, or other emergencies

NIGHT BUSINESS SWEEPING ROUTES

3:00am - 11:30am

MONDAY ROUTE

400 thru 1100 Albany Ave. 8 blks
100 thru 1400 N. Santa Fe Ave. 14 blks
100 thru 600 S. Santa Fe Ave. 6 blks
100 thru 1400 N. Main St. 14 blks
100 thru 1900 Court St. 19 blks
100 thru 1900 N. Grand Ave. 19 blks
100 & 200 blk S. Grand Ave. 2 blks

Total = 82 Blks

TUESDAY ROUTE

100 thru 1900 N. Elizabeth St. 19 blks.
100 thru 300 S. Grand Ave. 3 blks.
100 blk S. Greenwood St. 1 blk
100 thru 1900 N. Greenwood St. 19 blks
100 thru 500 W. 12th St. 5 blks.
100 thru 500 W. 13th St. 5 blks.
100 E. 13th St. 1 blk
200 thru 500 W. 14 St. 4blks
200 thru 500 W. 15th St. 4 blks
300 & 500 W. 16th St. 2 blks
300 thru 500 W. 17th St. 3 blks
300 thru 500 W. 18th St. 3 blks

Total = 72 Blks

WEDNESDAY ROUTE

100 thru 800 E. 4th St. 8 blks
100 thru 800 W. 4th St. 8 blks
100 thru 500 W. 5th St. 5 blks
100 E. 5th St. 1 blk
100 & 200 E. 6th St. 2 blks
100 thru 800 W. 6th St. 8 blks
100 E. 7th St. 1 blk
100 thru 600 W. 7th St. 6 blks
100 E. 8th St.1 blk
100.thru 800 w. 8th St. 8 blks
100 E. 9th St. 1 blk
100 thru 300 w. 9th St. 3 blks
100 thru 500 W. 10th St. 5 blks
100 E. 11th St. 1 blk
100 thru 500 W. 11th St. 5 blks
400 thru 800 Midtown Cir. 5 blks

Total = 68 blks

THURSDAY ROUTE

100 thru 500 w. 3rd St. 5 blks
100 thru 500 W. 2nd St. 5 blks
100 thru 500 W. 1st St. 5 blks
100 & 300 E. 1st St. 3 blks
200 & 300 Lamkin St. 2 blks
100 & 200 N. Victoria Ave. 2 blks
100 thru 300 S. Victoria Ave. 3 blks
100 & 200 Central Main St. 2 blks
100 thru 300 S. Main St. 3 blks
100 & 200 N. Mechanic St. 2 blks
100 & 300 S. Union Ave. 3 blks
100 S. Oneida St. 1 blk
100 & 300 N. Union Ave. 3 blks
100 & 300 Richmond Ave. 3 blks
100 River St. 1 blk
100 thru 300 E. "D" St. 3 blks
100 & 200 W. "D" St. 2 blks
100 & 200 W. "C" St. 2 blks
100 E. "B" St.
100 & 200 W. "B" St. 2 blks
400 Central Plaza 1  blk

Total = 56 Blks

FRIDAY ROUTE

100 E. Abriendo Ave. 1 blk
100 W. Abriendo Ave. 1 blk
100 thru 500 Colorado Ave. 5 blks
100 thru 500 Broadway St. 5 blks
100 W. Routt Ave. 1 blk
700 thru 1000 W. Orman Ave. 4 blks
400 & 500 Arthur St. 2 blks
400 & 500 Harrison St. 2 blks
700 W. Grant Ave 1 blk
800 & 900 W. Pitkin Ave 2 blks
200 thru 800 W. Northern Ave. 7 blks
1200 & 1300 E. Orman Ave. 2 blks
1200 & 1300 E. Routt Ave. 2 blks
1200 thru 1400 E. Evans Ave. 3 blks
1200 E. Abriendo Ave. 1 blk
900 thru 1100 Minnequa Ave. 3 blks
1800 & 1900 E. Orman Ave. 2 blks 
1000 & 1100 Lakeview Ave 2 blks
2000 Oakland Ave. 1 blk
2000 Wyoming Ave. 1 blk
1800 thru 3200 Lake Ave. 14 blks 

Total = 61 Blks

HIGHWAY ROUTE

  • Hwy. 50W. , I-25 to west city limits
  • Hwy. 4 7 E. , I-25 east to E. 4th St.
  • Hwy. 50 E Bypass, I-25 east to Airport Ex.
  • Hwy. 227, E. 4th to old hwy. SOE. underpass
  • Hwy. SOE. , Santa Fe Ave. to east side of Salt Creek Bridge
  • Hwy. 96 , From Hwy. 50 bypass , E. 4th St. , Lincon St., Thatcher Ave. to Goodnight Ave.
  • Hwy. 78 , Pueblo Blvd. To City Dump entrance
  • Hwy . 78 , old Hwy 50 E. to Abriendo Ave.