Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that spring street sweeping will begin on Salem’s entrance corridors on Tuesday, April 17 through April 26 and continue into residential neighborhoods beginning on Monday, April 30 and running through May 25.
Entrance corridor sweeping will take place between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the following dates. Each corridor will be swept over a period of two consecutive days which will alternate between the odd and even side of the streets. Also, as we did last fall, City workers will be utilizing blowers to clear corridor sidewalks of debris prior to the street sweeping.
Each corridor will be posted with temporary ‘No Parking/Tow Zone’ signs and parking will be prohibited between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17: Odd side of North Street.
Wednesday, April 18: Even side of North Street.
Thursday, April 19:. Odd side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).
Friday, April 20: Even side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).
Monday, April 23: Odd side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).
Tuesday, April 24: Even side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).
Wednesday, April 25: Odd side of Bridge Street.
Thursday, April 26: Even side of Bridge Street.
Residential neighborhood street sweeping will continue to take place on both sides of the street on the same day. Sweeping will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. As we have done in the past, each neighborhood route will be posted with temporary ‘No Parking/Tow Zone’ signs and parking will be prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Neighborhood streets are broken down into four zones. Sweep days are the next day after the regularly scheduled trash day. As in the past, to find a specific street sweeping date, locate what zone your street is in on the 2018 Spring Street Sweeping Schedule, and match it with the calendar. Monday sweep schedules are for the preceding Friday's trash day. Street Sweeping schedules can be found on-line at www.salem.com, at the DPS office on 5 Jefferson Avenue, City Hall, and the Salem Public Library.
Public Services Director David Knowlton stated, “Our DPS crews are ready to start cleaning the city. Please help us do the best job possible by removing your cars from the street during your designated sweep day.”
Residents will be able to use entrance corridor streets as alternative parking areas on the day of their neighborhood sweep. Entrance corridor streets are Boston St., Bridge St., Essex St. (from Boston St. to North/Summer St.), Lafayette St. (from Derby St. to Marblehead line), Loring Ave., and North St. Once a neighborhood street is swept, residents will be able to move their vehicles back onto their street. For a complete list of parking alternatives go to www.salem.com. Please remember if you choose to move your vehicle to an entrance corridor street that you must adhere to all current parking restrictions on these entrance corridors. All existing parking regulations on entrance corridors must be adhered to or your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed. This includes resident only restrictions.
Certain weather conditions prohibit the use of the street sweepers: during moderate to heavy rainfall and extreme cold temperatures sweepers will not be able to operate. Weather cancellations will be posted on www.salem.com.