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    (4/1/2010) NEW HAVEN- Spring has arrived and it is time for the Department of Public Works (DPW) to begin its annual street sweeping program. DPW crews have already begun sweeping outlying areas of the City. Starting Tuesday April 6, DPW will work their way throughout all City neighborhoods and business districts, systematically cleaning all of New Haven’s 226 lane miles of roads to remove the accumulations of salt, sand and litter that have built up over the winter months.

    The City has 15 sweeping routes, which remain the same as in previous years. In addition to nightly downtown sweeping, 7 routes have schedules based on permanently posted signs and 7 routes are non-posted with flexible schedules. DPW will continue to sweep the permanently posted routes on one or more of the scheduled dates. The non-posted routes will be swept on a monthly basis.

    Public Works crews will “paper” post all permanently posted scheduled routes with "No Parking" signs the day before sweeping is to occur to reinforce the existing permanent signs. In addition, streets in non-posted routes may be posted with temporary No Parking signs as needed. Residents are advised to pay particular attention to these paper postings and move your vehicles accordingly. All vehicles that do not observe the posted no parking signs may be ticketed and/or towed, resulting significant expense and inconvenience.

    If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time, do not leave your car parked on the street; if you do, make arrangements with a neighbor to move it when "No Parking" signs are posted. City ordinance does not allow for vehicles to be parked in any space for more than 72 consecutive hours (Sec. 29-35 (l))

    The map provided on the DPW Street Sweeping webpage has the schedule of permanently posted and non-posted routes and allows you to click on it to find the route and schedule for your street. DPW will post the two-week schedule of permanently posted and non-posted routes on the website as well.

    If you register with the City's emergency notification system, you will soon be able to receive a message when sweeping is scheduled for your area. Click here to register with the emergency notification system. The street sweeping notification is currently being developed. If you wish to stop receiving notifications, please click here. Additional tools are being developed for residents to determine their sweeping routes as well as the side of the street that is to be swept. Please check this site for updates.

    In all cases, street sweeping is subject to change based on that day's weather conditions and may be cancelled when safety and efficiency of operations may be compromised.

    Residents and businesses can be of great help by cleaning litter from front yards, curb lines, and catch basins. This will not only assist in the street sweeping efforts but also will help prevent litter from blowing into the streets after they have been swept.

    Questions regarding street sweeping should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.


    DPW 203-96-7700

    • Scheduling

    • Paper posting

    • Sweeping of route

    TRAFFIC AND PARKING 203-946-8075

    • Permanent signage

    • Enforcement of Signs

    • Appeals of tickets and tows

    POLICE 203-946-6316

    • Responsible for management of towers

    • Run vehicle plates for violations

    • Provide information on towed vehicles


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

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