FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2014
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Town Highway Department Wraps up Two – Week Operation Clean Sweep
Thousands of Tons of Dirt and Debris Removed from Town Roads
North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead’s Annual Operation Clean Sweep program wrapped up last week with great success as more than a dozen environmentally-friendly street sweepers hit over 900 lane-miles of Town roads and removed thousands of tons of dirt and debris.
During the two-week program which lasted from Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 9, the Town’s Highway Department also cleaned catch basins, swept handicap ramps and planted trees.
“I applaud our Highway Department for a job well-done this year,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “This program took on added importance this year due to the high volume of salt and sand applied to our roads this winter. It is critical that we remove the sand and salt from the roads so it doesn’t run off into our catch basins and bays.”
This program, which is now more than a decade old, deployed sweepers south of the Long Island Expressway during week one, and moved on to neighborhoods North of the Long Island Expressway in week two.
Supervisor Bosworth along with Highway Superintendent Tom Tiernan at the Roslyn Highway Yard on West Shore Road as the highway crew prepares to clean Town roads north of the Long Island Expressway during week 2 of Operation Clean Sweep.
Supervisor Bosworth speaks to a reporter about the Operation Clean Sweep program.