Street Sweeping Citizen Tips
|About the Bismarck Street Sweeping Program
Each spring the Public Works Street Department conducts an annual street sweeping program. This program is initiated to clean up the dirt and debris that has accumulated on the City streets over the winter.
Street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective ways to remove the sediments and associated pollutants, such as metals, petroleum products, that accumulate on streets before they wash into local watersheds. Over 1,000 lane miles of roadway are swept each year. The program takes approximately six weeks to complete.
Due to the cooperation of Bismarck residents, the City of Bismarck Street Department has been able to clean the streets in a very efficient and timely manner. The City of Bismarck would like to thank its citizens for their cooperation.
- Street sweeping operations can be dangerous.
- Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted.
- Parents are advised to keep children away from all street sweeping operations.
- Stones and other flying debris could be hazardous.
- Motorists should drive with caution when passing street sweepers.
When the spring sweeping begins residents are asked to move vehicles and trailers off of city streets before the sweepers are in their area. Residents may rake sand (not grass or leaves) from their boulevard into the street only if there is no heavy precipitation forecast. We also request that this is not done more than one week in advance of the sweeping schedule. If sweepers have already been in your area please rake your sand into a box and set it out for garbage collection or take it to the landfill.
2013 City Wide Street Sweeping Schedule
(dates subject to change without notice)
Sweeping Direction: North border to south border and east border to west border
Street Sweeping Map - Completed Areas
Area 6: Century Avenue to Interstate 94 and State Street to West City Limits: May 17 - 23
Area 7: North City Limits to Century Avenue and State Street to West City Limits: May 23 - 30
Area 8: North City Limits to Century Avene and East City Limits to State Street: May 30 - June 4
Area 1: Re-sweep - Interstate 94 to Divide Avenue and East City Limits to West City Limits: June 4 - 7
Area 2: Divide Avenue to Boulevard Avenue and Highland Acres Area from East City Limits to West City Limits. (May 6, 2013)
Area 3: Boulevard Avenue to Main Avenue and East City Limits to West City Limits. (May 13, 2013)
Area 4: Main Avenue to Bismarck Expressway and East City Limits to West City Limits. (May 15, 2013)
BHS: Bismarck High School: 6th St to 10th St and Ave C to Boulevard Ave. (May 17, 2013)
Area 5: Bismarck Expressway to South City Limits and East City Limits to West City Limits. (May 17, 2013)