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Street sweeping resumes Thursday in Denver

Residents are encouraged to check the red-and-white signs on their blocks or sign up for reminders.

DENVER — Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is reminding residents that street sweeping season begins Thursday, April 1, and parking restrictions that support the program will be enforced to keep sweeping operations effective.

Denver is encouraging residents that park along the street to check the red-and-white signs on their blocks or sign up for reminders to move vehicles on their designated street-sweeping day.

Street sweeping keeps dirt and debris out of our air and water and prevents the clogging of storm sewer inlets that creates localized flooding issues, according to the city.

Dirt and debris typically gather primarily in the curb line of the street so residents are asked to move their cars on certain days so those street sweepers can effectively operate. Signs are posting letting residents know when street sweeping takes place.

The enforcement period usually runs between April 1 and November but enforcement was delayed last year due to the pandemic. Street sweeping was still happening, the city just wasn't ticketing people who didn't move their cars.

In 2019, Denver street sweeping crews swept 174,661 lane miles of Denver streets and alleys — collecting 75,555 cubic yards of dirt and debris, according to DOTI.

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