Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:57pm
Alternate Side Parking Ends Midnight Saturday
Nighttime Street Sweeping Starts Sunday Night
The City of Madison, Streets Division will begin its annual night street sweeping program on Sunday evening. Crews will start working at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings. The program will continue for approximately one month.
“Our night sweeping program is vital to our efforts to clean up our streets at the end of winter,” Streets Division spokesperson George Dreckmann said. “Every year we put down thousands of tons of sand to keep our streets passable. Now we have to get this material and other debris picked up to protect our lakes and streams.”
The Streets Division has nine street sweepers. The night sweeping allows the Streets Division to operate this equipment 16 hours each day. The goal is to sweep every street in the city at least twice during the spring-cleaning program.
“We will have a lot of material to sweep up this year due to the large volume of sand we had to apply to Madison’s streets this winter” Dreckmann said. “We anticipate we will collect over 5,000 tons of debris in March and April.”
Alternate Side Parking Ends
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will come to an end at midnight on March 15th. Regular winter parking restrictions will resume at 1 a.m. on Sunday November 15th.
“The Streets Division does have the ability to declare a Snow Emergency at any time of the year should weather conditions warrant,” Dreckmann said. “Residents should be aware that alternate side parking restrictions could be put back into effect if we get a significant spring snow storm.”
Should a Snow emergency be declared the Streets Division will notify residents via the news media, the Snow Emergency Hotline 261-9111, and via e-mail and text messages. Residents can still sign up to get an e-mail and/or a text message whenever the City declares a snow emergency by going to www.cityofmadison.com/winter and signing up.
- George Dreckmann, 267-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org