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Bowser Administration Announces Residential Street Sweeping Starts March 2

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Motorists must obey signs restricting parking to avoid enforcement violations; warning period will last through March 6

Bowser Administration Announces Residential Street Sweeping Starts March 2

Motorists must obey signs restricting parking to avoid enforcement violations;
warning period will last through March 6

 

(Washington, DC) The Bowser Administration announced today that the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin residential street sweeping on Monday March 2. The program will run through October 30, and motorists are asked to obey posted signs indicating the schedule of parking restrictions in order to ensure streets are swept thoroughly.

“The District’s residential street sweeping program is an important tool used to keep the District clean,” said DPW Director Christopher Geldart. “Last year, our sweepers collected more than 2,187 tons of litter and pollutants as they traveled more than 31,095 miles across the city. In addition to sweeping neighborhoods where parking is restricted during sweeping hours, we also sweep neighborhoods where there are no parking restrictions, as well as sections of arterial roadways.”

To remind motorists of the restrictions, DPW will issue warnings between Monday, March 2 and Friday, March 6, to vehicles parked during the sweeping periods. After March 6, violators will be subject to $45 fines. Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours (9:30 am to 11:30 am or 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm) while sweeping is underway. When parking is allowed on only one side of the street, vehicles can park on one side, and may park on the other side the following day.

“We want to thank motorists in advance for keeping the curb lanes clear so the sweepers can clean the streets. Their cooperation is what makes the program successful,” said Director Geldart.

For more information about street sweeping, go to dpw.dc.gov.

The Department of Public Works (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.