You’ve been warned: The winter hiatus on city street sweeping ended Thursday, March 1, but now parking enforcement takes effect on Monday, March 12. Move your car from street sweeping zones on the appropriate day and time or face the possibility that your car will be towed.
Moreover, there is one sentence in the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) news release you are well advised to follow:
“Motorists are urged to note the days and times on the signs because some signs were changed since last year.” This means to look carefully at the signs that are posted on the block where you park your car “that identify the days of the week and hours of the day when parking restrictions will be in effect so the sweepers can clean the streets effectively.”
Since street sweeping ended for the winter on October 31 of last year, some signs have been changed. There were also some changes last spring when sweeping resumed. For example, blocks on opposite sides of the same street flipped days. Residents who park on the street had to get used to the change in routine.
For more information about street sweeping, go to the DPW website.