Citywide street sweeping begins in Detroit this week

Posted at 4:57 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 04:57:04-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The first citywide sweeps for spring will begin this week in Detroit.

Crews will clean 2,000 miles of residential roadway three times between April and November.

After being absent from Detroit neighborhoods for nearly a decade, residential street sweeping returned after Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's 2017 State of the City Address.

Crews will clear nearly 330 blocks per day through November.

The city will post signs in each neighborhood two days in advance of the sweepers' arrival, asking residents to remove parked vehicles from the street on the day sweeping is scheduled to take place. This will allow the sweeper to pass safely and achieve maximum cleaning of the streets.

“Our crews enjoy offering this service to the city’s residents and the residents love the results,” said Doug Collins, Superintendent of DPW’s Solid Waste Division. “We appreciate the cooperation of our residents to remove their vehicles from the street whenever possible to allow our workers to do as complete a job as possible for them.”

To look at a map concerning the street sweeping schedule, click here.