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Louisville residents can sign-up for alerts for street sweeping

Service begins in March

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) — Louisville residents can sign up to receive an automatic notice, via text or email, when their street is scheduled to be swept by Metro Public Works.

news-street-sweeperThe alerts system was introduced last year as a way to notify residents in advance that they must find alternate parking on street sweeping day. No parking is allowed on affected streets during street sweeping and violators are subject to citation and/or towing.

About 6,000 people signed up for the alerts last year. As a result, the number of parking tickets issued for street sweeping violations dropped from 12,938 in 2015, to 7,493 in 2016.

Subscribers are alerted one week in advance that street sweeping is scheduled for their general area. A second alert goes out the day before street sweeping to tell residents that their particular block is to be swept. Alerts are in addition to signs that are posted on affected streets on the business day preceding street sweeping.

Street cleaning is scheduled from March through November. During that time, curbed neighborhood streets are generally cleaned three times.

Street cleaning:

  • Street cleaning signs are posted prior to 5 p.m. on the business day before sweeping occurs. They alert residents that there is No Parking between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on sweeping day.
  • Sweeping is conducted each day on east/west streets only, or north/south streets only, to make it easier for residents to find alternate parking.
  • Vehicles parked in No Parking areas are subject to citation and/or towing.
  • Residents should not park in affected areas until after 5 p.m., even if it appears an area has been swept, as sweepers may return before that time.
  • The No Parking zone covers both sides of the street, though signs may only be posted on one side.