NEW BEDFORD - The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping program in the city and will run from May through September (excluding July), including a parking ban on designate sides of the street as listed below. The program will run in the north end of the city in the months of May and August.  The second section of the program, the city’s south end, will run in the months of June and September.

Street sweeping will occur on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

No parking signs will be posted on those days and will apply similar to snow-related parking bans.

The south and west sides of the streets will be cleaned on Wednesdays.  The north and east sides of the streets will be cleaned on Thursdays.

NORTH END: May and August

The street sweeping area is bordered by Belleville Avenue, Coggeshall Street, Ashley Boulevard, and Deane Street, including all streets in between.  Therefore, roadways to be swept include Bullard Street, Nye Street, Tallman Street, Holly Street, Sawyer Street, Beetle Street, Beetle Court, Bonneau Court, North Front Street, and Acushnet Avenue.

SOUTH END: June and September

The street sweeping area is bordered by Cove Street, East Rodney French Boulevard, a portion of West Rodney French Boulevard, Brock Avenue and David Street. Roadways to be swept include Abbott, Cleveland, Roosevelt, Ashley, Salisbury, Ruth, Viall, McGurk, Harmony, Social and Welcome streets.

Failure to follow the posted street sweeping signs will result in vehicles being towed. During this time frame, parking will be prohibited within the posted areas to allow sweepers full access to the curb line. These focused areas of sweeping are in addition to the regular weekly schedule of street sweeping on the City's main thoroughfares. Anyone with questions may contact James Costa of the Department of Public Infrastructure at 508-979-1550 ext. 67344.

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