The past year has seen crews with the City of Estevan constantly on the go, whether removing snow in the wake of a blizzard to repairing the roads, streets and infrastructure underneath. 

For Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack, over 30 years in the role, the biggest event that stood out to him was the storms that started the year.

"I don't think anybody in the city will forget the winter of 2017. Our crews worked hard, and I think we all did a good job cleaning up the city and making sure that our residents could travel around freely," he said, expressing their gladness that they aren't experiencing the same scenario this time around.

One of the largest initiatives undertaken by the Roads and Drainage department was one that involved the whole of the population, namely, Operation Clean Sweep.

"It was invented a couple of years ago to promote our city, and clean up our yards, city streets and commercial areas. It will be happening again this spring, and as well we have free landfill weekends in the fall."

Crews were also quite busy maintaining the roads of the town, fixing water and sewer mains, as well as cracks and patches. Not only that, but the controversial speed humps were installed on Wellock Road by decision of council.

"Afterwards, I think that people got really used to them. They're not so radical that they annoy people, so they've served their purpose well," Mack said.

2018 will potentially see more work on the rehabilitation of King Street, in addition to continuing their focus on keeping the town clean and maintained, including street sweeping, painting and more.

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