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    STREET SWEEPERS PREPARE TO HIT THE STREETS THIS WEEK AS NEW HAVEN LAUNCHES SPRING CLEAN & GREEN EFFORTS

    (3/30/2009) NEW HAVEN—Spring has arrived and it is time for the Department of Public Works (DPW) to begin its annual street sweeping program. Beginning on Wednesday April 1st, 2009, DPW crews will work their way throughout all City neighborhoods and business districts systematically cleaning all of New Haven’s 235 lane miles of roads to remove the accumulations of salt, sand and litter that have built up over the winter months.

    This year, to better inform residents, Public Works crews will “paper-post” all routes with "No Parking" signs the day before sweeping is to occur, including those neighborhoods with permanent signs already posted. The paper postings will determine if the street is scheduled for sweeping and are intended to provide a more noticeable alert that all vehicles should be removed from the street sweeping route. Paper signs will generally be visible at around 3 p.m. the afternoon prior to sweeping. Inclement weather may alter our street sweeping schedule; therefore residents are advised to pay particular attention to these paper postings and move their vehicles accordingly.

    All vehicles that do not observe the posted “no parking” signs will be ticketed and/or towed which may result in a significant expense and inconvenience.

    Residents are warned that if they are going to be out of town for an extended period of time, they should not leave their vehicle parked on the street. If it becomes necessary for a vehicle to be left on the street, it is recommended that residents make arrangements with a neighbor to move their vehicles should "No Parking" signs be posted in their absence.

    Residents and businesses can be of great help to this effort by cleaning litter from front yards and curb lines. This will not only assist in the street sweeping efforts but also will help prevent litter from blowing into the streets after they have been swept.

    Street sweeping routes remain the same as in previous years. Residents can click on the map provided on the City’s website at www.cityofnewhaven.com to learn of the schedule for their street.

    All resident questions and concerns about street sweeping should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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