On Tuesday, mayor Kimberley Driscoll announced that fall street sweeping will begin on Salem's entrance corridors on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Sweeping will begin on residential streets on Sept. 16.
“I am committed to keeping our entrance corridors and neighborhoods clean,” Driscoll said in a release. “Last year was the first time the city undertook a fall street sweeping program and it met with great success. So, once again, we have scheduled a major city-wide street sweeping effort before the cold weather sets in.”
Street Sweeping Schedule
The following information was submitted by the city of Salem:
- Tuesday, Sept. 3: the odd side of Loring Avenue and the portion of Lafayette Street, from Derby Street to Ocean Avenue, will be swept. (Please note this is the only sweeping area that will be a day late because of the Labor Day holiday. All other route schedules will not be affected.) Residents should consult the 'No Parking/Tow Zone' signs posted along each of these entrance corridors that notify drivers of what day parking restrictions are in effect. As in the past, entrance corridor sweeping schedules alternate between the odd and even sides of the street so residents are able to alternate parking their cars on the opposite side of the street during scheduled sweeping days. Parking is prohibited from 5 to 7 a.m. on scheduled sweep days. Please move your car to the opposite side of the street so you will not be ticketed or towed. A detailed entrance corridor sweeping schedule can be found on the City’s website www.salem.com.
- Monday, Sept. 16 through Sept. 27: residential neighborhood street sweeping will take place on both sides of the street on the same day. Each neighborhood route will be posted with temporary ‘No Parking/Tow Zone’ signs and parking will be prohibited between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please move your car so you will not be ticketed or towed.
Neighborhood streets will be broken down into two zones.
Streets in Zone One will be swept during the week of Sept. 16 and streets in Zone Two will be swept during the week of Sept. 23. Sweep days are the next day after the regularly scheduled trash day.
To find a specific street sweeping date, locate what zone the street is in on the 2013 Residential Street Sweeping Schedule, and match it with the calendar.
Monday sweep schedules are for the preceding Friday's trash day. For example, if you live on Atlantic Street, which has a Friday trash pickup, are located in Zone One both sides of the street will be swept on Monday, Sept. 16.
Residents will be able to use entrance corridor streets (Boston St., Bridge St., Essex St. [from Boston St. to North/Summer Sts..], Lafayette St. [from Dow St. to Marblehead line], Loring Ave., and North St.) as alternative parking areas on the day of their neighborhood sweep. (Please remember that you must adhere to all current parking restrictions on these streets.)
Once a neighborhood street is swept, residents will be able to move their vehicles back onto their street.
For a detailed schedule, log onto the Department of Public Works page on the “Departments” site at www.salem.com, pick one up at City Hall or the Salem Public Library, or call the DPS office at 978-744-3302.