Baltimore City to Resume Residential Street Sweeping on July 13   Residents Urged to Follow the ‘No-Parking’ Signs, Move Vehicles

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Today, Baltimore City Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Transportation (BCDOT) announce the official restart of residential street sweeping. Starting on July 13, 2022, DPW will resume its Mechanical Street Sweeping Operations.

To prepare for the return of mechanical street sweeping, residents and visitors are asked to follow the “No Parking Signs” which provide information about area parking restrictions on street sweeping days, Monday through Friday.  A 30-day grace period (July 13 – August 12) will be implemented once the program resumes, allowing residents and visitors to re-adjust to the street sweeping schedules.  Additionally, there will be a 5-day (August 8 – August 12) warning notice period prior to the expiration of the grace period before street sweeping parking citations are issued. 

"On street sweeping days, please move your vehicle(s) to allow the mechanical street sweepers to reach the curb.  In addition to creating a cleaner City, street sweeping helps to ensure that debris does not enter into our storm drains polluting local waterways or clogging storm drains causing flood conditions," Department of Public Works Director Jason Mitchell said.

“We urge residents and visitors to support this service resumption by moving their cars to ensure that streets get cleaned,” said Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey.

The restart of street sweeping services will ensure:

  • Central District Routes are swept weekly and generally extend from the City’s downtown area westward to Cooks Lane, northwest to Liberty Heights Avenue, northeast to Hillen Road, southeast to Haven Street, and southwest to Pratt Street. These weekly routes have posted signage indicating the days and times when parking is restricted.
  • Quadrant (Neighborhood) Street Sweeping occurs once a month (Wednesdays) in Northwest/Southeast and Northeast/Southwest areas of the City. Generally, Quadrant Sweeping areas do not have posted parking restrictions, but the City requests that motorists cooperate by moving their vehicles on the designated sweeping day. Residents can find their Quadrant Sweeping days on the 2022 DPW calendar or by calling 311.

The City’s street sweepers have continued to service Gateway routes, which include streets that take motorists in and out of Baltimore City.  Gateway parking restrictions during street sweeping days are already being enforced and BCDOT will continue this enforcement.

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