Public Works News
On Monday, April 1, 2013, the Department of Public Works will begin its annual street sweeping program. The program is designed to systematically clean New Haven’s 226 miles of roads throughout all City neighborhoods and business districts. Street Sweeping Route and Schedule Map is here: http://cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/sweep/index.asp The goal is to remove the accumulations of salt, sand and litter that have built up over the winter months. Maintenance sweeping will continue on a regular schedule until October 30, 2013.
Street sweeping routes remain the same as in previous years. Depending on the locations, there are several ways DPW ensures each street gets an optimal cleaning. The “Tag and Tow” routes are in the neighborhoods where residents must move their cars on the designated street sweeping day or their cars will be ticketed and towed. The “No Tag and No Tow” routes are in the neighborhoods that though they provide easy access for in and out street sweeping, it would make street sweeping more efficient and effective if residents can move their cars off the street during street sweeping times.
“Getting parked vehicles out of the way is essential to getting the streets cleaned and we rely on residents to work with us in this effort,” said Doug Arndt, Director of Public Works.
Public Works crews will “paper” post routes each time sweeping is to occur. The paper postings will be in addition to and consistent with the permanently posted, metal street sweeping signs. The postings are intended to provide a more noticeable alert that all vehicles should be removed from the street sweeping route.
Along with posting “No Parking” signs 24 hours before street sweeping begins, the City will utilize its emergency notification system to remind residents in Tag and Tow routes only that their cars must be moved for street sweeping or be ticketed and towed resulting in significant expense and inconvenience to residents.
If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.