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Valley Cities Join to Tackle Annual Clean Sweep

2 years 4 days 11 hours ago Thursday, May 09 2019 May 9, 2019 May 09, 2019 3:00 PM May 09, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – Local officials are coming together to tackle the 5th Annual Operation Clean Sweep.

Several Rio Grande Valley cities are teaming up with the Texas Department of Transportation and Hidalgo County Precinct 2 for this initiative.

Sweepers will clean more than 100 miles of roadway shoulders starting Wednesday; the project aims to keep designated bike lanes clear of debris.

The cities involved in this major street sweeping effort include McAllen, Alamo, Alton, Edinburg, La Villa, Mission, Pharr and San Juan.

The ‘Run, Ride and Share Campaign’ was initiated in May of 2014 in order to bring awareness to motorists, cyclists and runners to use the shoulders of the roads safely.

“We started the Run, Ride and Share campaign to raise awareness about safety on the roadway and it only seemed obvious to keep road shoulders clean to keep cyclists, motorists and runners safe,” said McAllen City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre. 

The cleanup will begin Wednesday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m.

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