Spring cleanup begins! Starting the evening of March 7, 2021, Streets Division street sweepers will operating on Madison roadways 16-hours a day collecting the sand, salt, and other accumulated grit from the roads.
Sweepers will be working during the overnight hours while cleanup from winter is ongoing. One shift of operators will be sweeping from 10:00pm to 6:00am. And another shift of operators will be sweeping from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Crews will be working these hours for up to six weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Sweepers can only collect what they have access to along the curb.
Parked vehicles and collection carts in the street block sweepers from collecting the debris in the gutter. And it can be weeks until crews can rotate back to neighborhoods for another pass to collect the missed grit.
Remember to follow all posted parking restrictions, and please choose off-street parking options at night. Also, avoid placing your refuse and recycling carts in the street gutter for pickup.
As a reminder to all roadway users, street sweepers are very slow vehicles. When they are actively collecting debris, they move at a top speed of 5 MPH. If you encounter a street sweeper while traveling through the city, please be patient and give them plenty of space to do their work safely.
For more information about the Streets Division sweeping operations, go to www.cityofmadison.com/streets.