Fall Street Sweeping begins October 17th

Each spring and fall, Public Works crews sweep every mile of the City’s more than 1,100 miles of streets “ curb to curb“ to help keep our neighborhoods clean and livable and to protect our waterways. Each spring, crews sweep the nearly 400 miles of alleys as well.  Leaves and other debris on the streets can clog storm drains and pollute our lakes and rivers.Street sweeping usually takes about four weeks to complete.

Use the visual, interactive Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup map to see when your area is scheduled for street sweeping. The schedule is color-coded to enable you to easily identify when your street will be swept. Each spring and fall the schedule will be updated by the Friday of the week prior to the start of the sweep.

The schedule is updated frequently during the sweep to reflect the actual progress of street sweeping. The schedule shown here may change. The map may be updated, so please check back just prior to your scheduled day; or if you think your street was not swept as scheduled.

Note: The street sweeping schedule lookup only pertains to the comprehensive street sweeping program. A few other streets, such as parkways and downtown streets, may be swept on days not included in the lookup. ALWAYS watch for and obey No Parking Signs.

Please take a moment to view the schedule; vehicles parked in violation of signs are subject to a ticket and tow.

  • “No Parking signs”  City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. Vehicles not removed will be towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
  • Phone calls to resident: During the spring and fall sweeps, in addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day. Listed, residential telephone numbers will be called.

Street sweeping is explained in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish as part of the City’s  “Did you know…” series. These videos and others can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/cityofminneapolis and on City cable channel 14.  Residents who have friends or neighbors who speak these languages are encouraged to share links to the videos.

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