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    MAYOR DESTEFANO ANNOUNCES START OF STREET SWEEPING OPERATIONS

    (3/27/2008) NEW HAVEN- Spring has arrived and it is time for the Department of Public Works to begin its annual street sweeping program. Mayor John DeStefano, Jr announces the start of street sweeping operations on Monday March 31, 2008. During April, Public Works crews will work their way throughout all City neighborhoods and business districts systematically cleaning New Haven’s 235 lane miles of roads to remove the accumulations of salt, sand and litter that have built up over the winter months. Maintenance sweeping will then continue on a regular schedule until November 1, 2008.

    This year, to better inform residents, 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 but are intended to provide a more noticeable alert that all vehicles should be removed from the street sweeping route. Residents are advised to take notice when these paper signs are posted and move your vehicles accordingly.

    “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 DeStefano.

    All vehicles that do not observe the posted “no parking” signs will be ticketed and/or towed which may result in significant expense and inconvenience to vehicle owners.

    Street sweeping routes remain the same as in previous years. You can click on the map located on the city web page at www.cityofnewhaven.com/publicworks/sweep/index.asp to check the street sweeping schedule for your street.

    If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.

    The City will be using its emergency notification system to provide telephone alerts to citizens about the start of street sweeping. If you do not wish to receive these telephone alerts in the future you can go to the City’s web page at www.cityofnewhaven.com and click on Emergency Info (upper right hand side of the page). On the left side of the Emergency Info page you will see Emergency Notification System Opt In/Out. Click on this and follow the instructions. Please note that if you opt out you will not receive any emergency notifications that might be sent by the City.

    If you are not receiving telephone alerts and would like to you can opt into the emergency notification system on the City’s web page by following these same directions.

    You can also call the Chief Administrator’s Office at 946-7902 for to request opting into or out of the City’s emergency notification system.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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