The posted City of Bethlehem Street Sweeping Program is in effect from April 1st and through October 31st. The program has been designed to facilitate the removal of dirt/debris/refuse from all roadways within the City. The regularly scheduled street sweeping routes that are main thoroughfares in the City are posted with “No Parking” signs alerting motorists of parking restrictions for a given day and times. Vehicles must be kept off these posted streets to allow for affective street cleaning. Outside the posted streets, the City is divided into sweeping districts that are not posted and are typically swept at least two (2) times a season as resources and weather allow. During typical planned street sweeping activities, the sweepers will operate on a Tuesday through Friday schedule between 7:30 am and 2:00 pm, with operations on posted streets generally occurring between 7:30 am and 10:00 am/2:00 pm. Three (3) sweepers are typically deployed with two (2) assigned to completing the posted streets within the indicated posted times. Upon completion of all posted streets for each day’s operation, the sweepers allocated to those streets will join the third active sweeper in completing assigned sweeping districts designated for that particular day. There are currently 90 districts for street sweeping. The map is located on the City website, http://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/public_works/pdf/StreetSweepingZones.pdf. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Department of Public Works at (610) 865-7053.
– City of Bethlehem
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