Residential Street Sweeping Will Begin March 1

by February 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm 0


DC street sweeping: Time to move the car again, at least once a week. (Luis Gomez Photos)

A sure sign that spring is right around the corner, residential street sweeping will resume on Friday, March 1.

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) says posted signs identify the days of the week and hours of the day when parking restrictions will be enforced so the sweepers can clean the streets effectively.

Gradual Enforcement Until March 11

However, parking enforcement of residential sweeping violations won’t be enforced until Monday, March 11, to give motorists a few days to get used to the parking restrictions.

“The residential street sweeping program is among our most successful operations to keep DC streets clean,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. in a press release:

“We have expanded it over the years to accommodate more and more residents willing to move their cars to allow the sweepers access to the curb lane where debris and pollutants collect. We also want to make sure commuters and visitors are aware that the parking restriction applies to all motorists and a $30 ticket can be issued for violating the restriction.”

DPW street sweepers cover about 4,000 lane miles monthly. For more information about street sweeping, visit the agency website.

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