Minneapolis street sweeping to start Tuesday

If you don’t want your vehicle ticketed and towed in Minneapolis for the next few weeks, make sure to be aware of any no parking signs in place for street sweeping.

Temporary “No Parking” signs will be in place starting Monday as city crews prepare to begin spring street sweeping Tuesday.

The process removes leaves, trash and other pollutants that accumulated in the streets throughout the winter.

According to the city, the no parking signs will be posted at least 24 hours ahead of when the street is scheduled to be cleaned. Drivers should not start parking on the street again until the signs have been removed.

Drivers will need to follow the street sweeping parking rules so crews can complete the process on more than 1,000 miles of city streets, which takes about four weeks.

In addition, the city says they will have employees making more than 3,000 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their streets will be swept the following day.

CLICK HERE to find out when your street is scheduled to go through the sweeping process.

Citizens are reminded it is against the law to push leaves, grass clippings, or any other items onto city streets.

Videos explaining the street cleaning process in various languages – English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong – can be found on YouTube.