New Bedford — The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping program in the city, including a parking ban on designated sides of the street beginning Thursday nights.

The program will begin on April 1 and run through November 1. The street sweeping will operate on a bi-weekly schedule, at the following locations:

Street sweeping will occur from 11:50 p.m. on Thursdays to 6:00 a.m. on Fridays

FIRST and THIRD Thursday of the month:

- Dartmouth Street (from Matthew Street to Allen Street) - Kempton Street (from Rockdale Avenue to Sixth Street) - Mill Street (from County Street to Rockdale Avenue) - Rivet Street (from Route 18 to Hemlock Street)

SECOND and FOURTH Thursday of the month:

- County Street (from Rivet Street to Cove Street) - Ashley Boulevard (from Nash Road to Coggeshall Street) - Acushnet Avenue (from Nash Road to Coggeshall Street) - North Front Street (from Nash Road to Coggeshall Street)

The city has announced that failure to follow the posted street sweeping signs will result in vehicles being towed. During this timeframe, 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 scheduled street sweeping on the city's main thoroughfares.

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