Spring Street Sweeping Begins April 10th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2017

Contact:
Joe Ellickson
joe.ellickson@ci.stpaul.mn.us

651-266-6129

 

Residential street sweeping begins on Monday, April 10
Residents should look for temporary “no parking” signs to avoid a ticket

SAINT PAUL – The mild start to spring is allowing Saint Paul Public Works crews to get an early start to spring residential street sweeping on Monday, April 10. All residential streets will be swept over the next several weeks. Use this interactive map to find when streets will be swept.

For questions regarding either the sweeping schedule or the parking restrictions, residents may visit stpaul.gov/sweep or call (651)-266-9700.

“Street sweeping is a yearly service we provide to keep our neighborhoods and waterways clean,” said Public Works Director Kathy Lantry. “Sweeping removes debris that can harm the water quality of our lakes and streams, thereby improving our environment and the livability of Saint Paul.”

Look for temporary no parking signs
Crews will post temporary “no parking” signs at least 24 hours in advance before sweeping any streets, banning parking from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. the day the street is swept. Drivers should not park along these streets until the signs are removed. Vehicles parked in the “no parking” zone could be ticketed.

Pushing debris into streets is illegal
Pushing leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into City streets is prohibited. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into nearby lakes and rivers, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.

Adopt A Drain
Storm drains in Saint Paul drain to local lakes and the Mississippi River. A new program, Adopt a Drain, asks residents to adopt a drain in their neighborhood and commit to keeping it clear of leaves and other debris to reduce water pollution. 

Adopting a drain in your neighborhood is easy! Go to Adopt-a-Drain.org, enter your address and choose a drain near your house. Hundreds of Saint Paul residents are already signed up!

About Saint Paul Public Works
Saint Paul Public Works is a nationally accredited department responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the street, sewer and drainage infrastructure systems in the city of Saint Paul. One of the largest engineering organizations in Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Works is responsible for more than 1,874 miles of streets, 806 miles of sanitary sewer, 450 miles of storm sewer, 107 bridges, and 145 miles of bike lanes. The department also engineers the traffic, signal and lighting infrastructure for the city, in addition to coordinating citywide recycling efforts. For more information about Saint Paul Public Works, visit stpaul.gov/publicworks.

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