CHICAGO (CBS) — The city’s annual street sweeping season begins Thursday, so keep an eye out for those orange “no parking” signs and prepare to move your car to avoid a ticket.
Street sweepers will begin rolling out on April 1 to clear the roads of leaves, litter, and other debris that has collected over the winter months.READ MORE: At Least 24 People Shot, 3 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
“We take pride in maintaining the cleanliness of our streets,” Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully said in a statement. “We ask residents to help us keep Chicago clean by following parking restrictions related to street sweeping.”
The city posts orange “no parking” signs along street sweeping routes two business days in advance. In some neighborhoods, permanent signs are posted along routes where street sweepers operate weekly on the same day of the week.READ MORE: MISSING: Matthew La Luz, 32, Last Seen In Rogers Park, May Need Serious Medical Attention
Drivers who don’t move their cars risk getting a $60 parking ticket.Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
Chicago residents also can call 311 to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.