Each spring and fall, City of Minneapolis Public Works crews sweep every mile of the City’s more than 1,100 miles of streets – curb to curb – to help keep neighborhoods clean and livable and to protect waterways. Leaves and other debris on the streets can clog storm drains and pollute lakes and rivers.
Street sweeping usually takes about five weeks to complete.
- “No Parking signs” – City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. Vehicles not removed will be towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
- Use the Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup to see when your street is scheduled to be swept. The schedule is updated frequently during the sweep to reflect the actual progress of street sweeping.
- Phone calls to residents – During the spring and fall sweeps, in addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day. Listed, residential telephone numbers will be called.