Spring Cleanup: Street Sweeping Starts Tuesday, March 30

Spring is here, and the City of Missoula’s Street Operations & Maintenance Division will begin its street sweeping schedule on Tuesday, March 30. Street sweeping activities will take place on weekdays in zones throughout the city and run through August.

Street sweeping helps preserve air quality by cleaning up winter’s sand as it starts to blow in the spring winds. It also picks up sediment and debris that would otherwise end up in the storm water drainage system. Clean streets mean clear bike lanes, too. And clean streets just look nice.

Here’s a link to the schedule and map:

http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/55964/Street-Sweeping-Map-2021 Residents can help in several ways.

  • Drivers are asked to park vehicles on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days and the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Special Sweeping Districts, parking is prohibited on both sides of the street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Please help our Streets crews work efficiently and safely: Don’t dump yard waste or other materials onto streets or sidewalks, including dirt, landscaping materials, leaves, building materials, and construction fencing. Crews pick up leaves in the fall only.
  • To protect public and private trees, street sweepers steer clear of low-hanging tree branches to avoid breaking them. If you have questions about City trees (usually planted in the boulevard or public right-of-way) please call Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division at 552-6253, or visit http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/230/Urban-Forestry.

For more information on our street sweeping program, visit http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/561/Street-Sweeping.

All employees working to repair or maintain essential public infrastructure are required to follow specific COVID-19 safety protocols, including maintaining a 6-foot social distancing buffer from others.