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Reminder: Street Sweeping Enforcement Officially Begins March 1st

February 28, 2014

Street cleaning signAs a REMINDER:  Street Sweeping Season begins March 1! – DPW cleans residential and arterial streets using mechanical sweepers of various sizes. Every year, between March 1 and October 31, these sweepers operate along residential streets where signs are posted restricting parking during street sweeping hours. A $45 ticket may be issued for violating these restrictions.

In past years, DPW has issued warnings rather than tickets during the first week, but there is never a guarantee that that will happen this year.  In any event, be mindful that the time of year where you have to move your car for the street sweeper has arrived.

Seasonal Parking Restrictions Ending, Leaf Collection to Being

October 26, 2010

According to the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), they announced yesterday that weekly (signed), residential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season on Friday, October 29, 2010. “No parking/street cleaning” restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes without being required to move their cars on street-cleaning days.

Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns during the winter. Trucks used to clean the streets are designed to release a fine spray of water to control the dust as they sweep. When the temperature drops to freezing or below, sweeping is discontinued to prevent freezing and accidents to vehicles and pedestrians.

Ward 1 Leaf collection schedule, 2010

Overnight sweeping scheduled for the District’s major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution, and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter, as the weather permits. Motorists are urged not to park in these areas during the posted overnight sweeping hours.
Residents and business owners will be notified when street sweeping resumes again in the spring of 2011.

By suspending the street sweeping program, DPW personnel can focus on leaf collection, which will begin November 8, as well as the upcoming snow removal season. The 2010-2011 leaf season will run November 8, 2010, through January 15, 2011. During this time, leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.

You can access the entire online brochure for fall leaf collection here>>

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Weekly Residential Street Sweeping Ends Friday, November 6‏

November 6, 2009

From an announcement on the Georgia Avenue Listserv today

Dear DC Residents:

Mini street sweeperResidential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season Friday, November 6, 2009. “No parking/street cleaning” restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes without being required to move their cars on street-cleaning days.

Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns during the winter. Trucks used to clean the streets release a fine spray of water to control the dust as they sweep. When the temperature drops to freezing or below, sweeping is discontinued to prevent freezing and accidents to vehicles and pedestrians.

Overnight sweeping scheduled for the District’s major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution, and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter, weather conditions permitting. Motorists are urged not to park in these areas during the posted overnight sweeping hours.

By suspending the street sweeping program, DPW personnel can focus on leaf collection, which began November 2, and the upcoming snow removal season. Residents and business owners will be notified when street sweeping resumes again in the spring of 2010.

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Residential Mechanical Street Sweeping Suspended One Day, Fri., Oct. 30

October 27, 2009

The following announcement went out to the Georgia Avenue listerv yesterday afternoon.

Residential Mechanical Street Sweeping Suspended One Day, Fri., Oct. 30

Sweeper Operators to Participate in Snow Test Run

Washington, DC – The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) mechanical residential signed street sweeping program will be suspended for one day, Friday, October 30, to allow sweeper operators to participate in a snow removal “dry run.” The dry run, which will cover all snow routes in the District, is designed to test the city’s preparedness for the upcoming snow season. During the winter, sweeper operators drive snow plows when a snow/ice event is predicted. Street sweeping in residential neighborhoods will resume on Monday, November 2.

For more information on DPW’s street cleaning program, visit http://www.dpw.dc.gov


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