Rosenberg begins expanded street sweeping program

The City of Rosenberg began an expanded street sweeping program as of December 1, 2013. City Council approved funding for the program as part of the City’s FY2014 budget. A map outlining the complete area to be serviced is available at: www.cityofrosenberg.com/streetsweeping.

Under the existing contract, Sweeping Services of Texas will sweep 97 curb miles of curb and gutter streets once monthly. Street sweeping is generally scheduled to occur the Thursday and Friday of the first full week of each month, however it can be delayed or prolonged due to unforeseen weather circumstances or other delays. The next scheduled sweeping is for January 9 – 10, 2014.

The efficacy of street sweeping is limited by the general condition of the roadway, and other obstacles such as low limbs, parked cars, etc. Sweepers cannot sweep around vehicles parked along the roadway. Residents are encouraged to remove vehicles parked along the street, so that the sweeper may complete as efficient and effective a route as possible. Sweepers will generally be in neighborhood areas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and sweeping will occur along major thoroughfares in the early morning before traffic increases.

Street sweeping is intended to prolong the life of the City’s street and drainage infrastructure by removing dirt, sand, and other contaminants from the roadway, and by extension, the City’s storm drainage system. Although improved aesthetics and cleanliness can be added outcomes of sweeping, it is not intended to remove all fallen leaves in the streets. Residents and businesses are reminded that it is a violation of City ordinance to sweep or blow leaves into the roadways, and that yard waste is collected weekly on Mondays, through the City’s solid waste contract.

Questions regarding the City of Rosenberg’s street sweeping program may be directed to Citizen Relations at (832) 595-3301.

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