Chicago Street Sweepers Begin Running Monday

It may not feel like spring outside, but the city of Chicago is still moving full speed ahead in starting its street sweeping program.

According to a press release, street sweepers will be on the city’s streets beginning on Monday morning. Last year, nearly 250,000 miles of curb lanes on residential and arterial streets were swept by city workers, surpassing the previous year’s total by nearly 20,000 miles.

Street sweeping generally runs through November, but can be extended if mild conditions allow it to, according to the city.

Residents are reminded to check for bright orange signs that will alert them to temporary parking restrictions to accommodate the street sweepers.

Residents can also see the full schedule on the city’s website, by dialing 311, or checking the city’s street sweeper tracker, also available online

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