Spring Street Sweeping Delayed

Saint Paul Street Sweeping Delayed with Late Spring Snow

April 12, 2018 -- With several late spring snow storms, Saint Paul Public Works has pushed back the start of residential spring street sweeping at least a week. Street maintenance crews were slated to begin its annual residential spring street sweeping on Monday, April 16, 2018. The new tentative start date is Monday, April 23, 2018. Public Works continues to closely monitor weather and road conditions and will begin spring sweeping as soon as possible. 

"With the lingering winter conditions, we are going to have a later spring sweep this year," said Public Works Director Kathy Lantry. "Street sweeping is important bi-annual activity for maintaining our streets; crews will get out there as soon as the conditions allow."

Once the spring sweep begins, all residential streets will be swept in approximately six weeks -- weather permitting. Residential sweeping occurs twice a year to remove debris, helping keep Saint Paul's neighborhoods and waterways clean.

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

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. Saint Paul encourages residents to participate in the Adopt a Drain program, in which residents adopt a drain in their neighborhood and commit to keeping it clear of leaves and other debris throughout the year, helping 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.