Saint Paul Public Works announced that it will commence its spring street sweeping on Monday, April 2nd. All city streets will be swept over the next four weeks, and the city reminds residents to move their cars once their street is posted. Signs will be placed twenty-four hours in advance of a street’s sweeping.
Public Works Director Rich Lallier said that periodic street sweeping is necessary not only for aesthetic reasons, but is a vital part of the city’s environmental efforts. “Street sweeping removes debris that can harm the water quality of our lakes and streams. By keeping those waters cleaner, we also improve the water quality of the Mississippi River.” Lallier noted.
Lallier also emphasized how important it is for residents to observe the parking restrictions that precede the sweeping. “When someone fails to move their vehicle, it has the effect of blocking three parking spaces because of the limited maneuverability of our sweeping machines.” said Lallier. “So we appreciate the cooperation of residents as we prefer to do as complete a job as possible.”
Residents with questions about the sweeping schedule may contact the Public Works Street Maintenance office at (651)-266-9700, or visit the city’s website at www.stpaul.gov/sweep.