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Bowser Administration Announces Residential Street Sweeping Starts March 1

Monday, February 28, 2022
Motorists must obey signs restricting parking to avoid enforcement violations; a warning period will last through March 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 1, 2022

CONTACT: Erica Cunningham | [email protected] | 202. 427.1357

 

Motorists must obey signs restricting parking to avoid enforcement violations;
a warning period will last through March 14

 

(Washington, DC) – The Bowser Administration announces that the Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume residential street sweeping from Tuesday, March 1 through Sunday, October 30. Motorists are asked to obey posted signs indicating the schedule of parking restrictions in order to ensure streets are swept thoroughly.

“Scheduled street sweeping helps to keep not only our neighborhoods clean but our environment healthier,” said Interim DPW Director Mike Carter. “In 2021, our sweepers collected more than 2,187 tons of litter and pollutants as they traveled nearly 32,000 miles across the city. When our streets are cleaner, our streets are safer.”

Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) while sweeping is underway. When parking is allowed on only one side of the street, alternate side parking is required to facilitate street sweeping. To remind motorists of the restrictions, DPW will issue warnings between Tuesday, March 1, and Monday, March 14, to vehicles parked on signed streets during the sweeping periods. After March 14, violators will be subject to $45 fines.

“The success of the program is in large part due to the cooperation of motorists,” said Interim Director Carter. “Keeping the curb lanes clear so our equipment can clean the streets is only accomplished when residents and visitors adhere to the street sweeping restriction parking signs.”

DPW’s street sweeping program also provides routine, unscheduled street sweeping throughout District neighborhoods and on sections of arterial roadways. For more information about DPW’s street sweeping program, visit dpw.dc.gov.

DPW provides essential city services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making our District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.

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