City of Brampton recognizes National Public Works Week from May 17-23

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BRAMPTON, ON (May 19, 2020) – Until May 23, the City of Brampton is recognizing National Public Works Week (NPWW) to celebrate the important role that public works professionals play in our community.

During the City’s response to COVID-19, its Public Works and Engineering team continues critical and essential work on the frontlines, including: construction and maintenance to keep sidewalks, roads and bridges safe for essential travel, signal and streetlight management, spring clean-up, catch basin cleaning, and street sweeping.

In previous years, the City of Brampton celebrated NPWW by building awareness of how public works services affect the community every day, with a number of fun and engaging activities throughout the week. While there are no in-person events this year, the City encourages residents to learn more about the important work these professionals play in keeping Brampton safe, clean and moving. Follow @CityBrampton on TwitterFacebook  and Instagram throughout the week or visit www.brampton.ca for more information.

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“From stormwater management to construction of roads and bridges, public works professionals play an important role in maintaining the city, year-round. While we can’t celebrate their work through our annual events this year, I thank them for working tirelessly to make Brampton a safe and healthy city.”

– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“National Public Works week is a welcome reminder of the important role public works plays in supporting the quality of life in our community. Thanks to this group’s hard work, our residents are able to safely make essential trips, ride their bikes and go for walks in their neighbourhoods during these difficult times.”

– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering

“In addition to keeping our community healthy and safe, our Public Works and Engineering team builds on our commitment to making Brampton a Green city. Through supporting active transportation projects like our newly launched interim bike lanes, to using specific snow-clearing equipment to reduce emissions, our environment remains at the heart of their work.”

– Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Vice-Chair, Public Works and Engineering

“Throughout the year, our Public Works and Engineering team plays an integral role in keeping Brampton safe, clean, and moving. This National Public Works Week, I want to thank our dedicated frontline staff who continue to deliver the essential and critical services that our community relies on each day.”

– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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