Montreal street cleaning operations are set to begin and will take place in two phases.\nPothole filling operations will also take place.\nThe arrival of these services comes just in time for the beginning of BIXI season.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAt least one familiar sign of spring is coming back this week. Montreal is set to begin its street cleaning and pothole filling operations on April 14. But it could take a while for the debris and damage of winter to fully disappear.\nStreet cleaning will take in two phases, according to a statement from the city.\nCrews will first focus on "major arteries, such as rue Sherbrooke Street, boulevard René-Lévesque, and [ave.] Papineau, as well as sidewalks and bike paths."\nA "second phase" will cover through streets where the parking schedule has been postponed to May 1.\nPothole filling will also "be carried out gradually."\nThese operations are planned according to annual road work schedules and will take place both "day and night, in order to limit traffic obstructions."\nWeather will ultimately determine when pothole work can be done.\n"Citizens are invited to contact 311 or use the Montréal Service aux citoyens application to report potholes and help the city carry out its operations," the statement concludes.\nThe arrival of street and bike path cleaning comes just in time. BIXI is set to relaunch on April 15 with more frequent cleanings and some new recommendations for users.\nThe bike-sharing service "plays an important role in transportation services, and represents a key service in our current context," its website reads.\nView this post on Instagram @val_plante l'a annoncé: la saison BIXI sera lancée le 15 avril! 🎉 Avec la situation que nous connaissons tous, nos équipes pédalent fort pour s'assurer que BIXI demeure un moyen de transport sécuritaire pour tous nos usagers. Pour connaître toutes les nouvelles mesures de nettoyage mises en place, consultez notre lien en bio! . . . @val_plante has announced it: the BIXI season will be launched on April 15! 🎉 Considering current circumstances, our teams are going the extra mile to ensure that BIXI remains a safe means of transportation for all our users. To find out about all the new cleaning procedures that have been implemented, check out the link in our bio! #biximtl #bixi #montreal #velomtl #bonnenouvelle #cavabienaller 🌈 A post shared by BIXI Montréal (@biximtl) on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:43pm PDT\n"Because BIXI does not involve close contact between users or exposure to other people in a closed environment, using the service helps avoid transmission factors, namely droplets (such as saliva) and direct contact."\nRiders are encouraged to wipe handles and terminals before using them and to favour the BIXI app and key when possible.\nView this post on Instagram Belle journée pour aller au parc en BIXI! 😎🚲. — Such a nice day to go to the park with a BIXI! 😎🚲 . . #biximtl #rosemont #rosemontpetitepatrie #montreal #mtl A post shared by BIXI Montréal (@biximtl) on Jul 7, 2019 at 7:38am PDT\nSteet and sidewalk cleaning will finally rid the streets of leftover gravel and Tim Hortons cups once lodged in snowbanks, making at the very least for more pleasant daily solo neighbourhood walks for residents.\nSongquan Deng | Dreamstime\nThe last vestiges of winter will be slowly swept away.\nIt's a small but welcome comfort.