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Weather delays street sweeping in the South End

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 1, 2012 09:09 AM

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The signs have been adjusted and when the weather gets better South End residents will soon see street sweepers on their block, a month early.


With the inclement weather Thursday, residents of the South End will more likely see snow plows on their streets than street sweepers. Thursday was officially the neighborhood's first day with its new street sweeping program.

Although the sweepers won’t be going out, the weather gives residents some extra time to figure out exactly what the new rules are on their street.

Here is a list of the changes to the schedule that started Thursday.

From Shawmut Avenue to Washington Street:
Odd side: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday on the first, second and third week.
Even side: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday on the second and fourth week.

Washington Street:
Odd side: 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Wednesday every week.
Even side: 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Wednesday every week.

Shawmut Avenue from East Berkley Street to West Dedham Street:
Odd side: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday every week.
Even side: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday every week.

Upton Street from Shawmut Avenue to Tremont Street:
Odd side: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday on the first, second and third week.
Even side: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday on the second and fourth week.

Tremont Street (will remain unchanged):
Odd side: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Monday every week.
Even side: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Thursday every week.

Union Park Street from Shawmut Avenue to Tremont Street:
Odd side: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday on the first, third and fifth week.
Even side: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday on the second and fourth week.

To help residents protect their cars and make sure they don’t get towed, the city has a NO-TOW alert system set up. Subscribers will be notified either through email or text, prior to the scheduled sweeping, so that they can move their car to avoid ticketing or towing.

To sign up for the NO-TOW alert or to find out more information about the winter street sweeping program, visit the city's Public Work’s website.

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