Public Works Week kicks off with essential work

The wheels keep turning in Brampton, as the city recognized National Public Works Week with a reinforcement of the critical and essential work taking place throughout the city. The announcement was made earlier this week that the city was recognizing the important work of its Public Works and Engineering team, which is continuing construction and maintenance in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as keeping roads and bridges safe, cleaning up debris, street sweeping and managing streetlights and signals.

National Public Works Week (NPWW) is held each year to celebrate the important role that public works professionals play in the community. “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,” said regional councillor Pat Fortini, who chairs the Public Works and Engineering Committee. “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.”

In previous years, the city 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 is encouraging residents to learn more about the important work these professionals play in keeping the city safe, clean and moving.

“From storm water 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,” Mayor Patrick Brown said earlier this week.

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