Friday, November 21, 2008

Residential Street Sweeping Ends Friday, November 28

Residential Street Sweeping Ends Friday, November 28

Weekly Residential Street Sweeping Ends Friday, November 28

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that weekly
(signed), residential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season
Friday, November 28, 2008. "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

Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns during
the winter. Trucks used to clean the streets emit a fine spray of water to
keep dust down 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 will focus on leaf
collection, which began November 3, and the upcoming snow removal season.
Residents and business owners will be notified when street sweeping resumes
again in the spring of 2009.