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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Street Cleaning in the City of Ithaca Starts on Monday, March 29, 2021.

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Street Cleaning in the City of Ithaca Starts on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Each spring, DPW crews clean the streets to remove accumulated debris. This activity reduces the level of dust and dirt in the air and mitigates flash flooding by  keeping our storm drains clear. Each street that will be cleaned is posted with "No Parking" signs at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of cleaning. Posting typically occurs between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Several signs are placed on the block. The signs have arrows on them to indicate that the No Parking zone is in effect for the entire side of the street on the effective date written on the sign. Vehicles that remain on the street in violation of the signs will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. These vehicles are towed by local towing companies. The 911 Center can assist in locating vehicles that have been towed.  Please note that the standard fee for towing in the City of Ithaca was recently increased to $200 plus sales tax, with additional fees for storage of $50 per day after 24 hours. "No Parking" signs are removed from the street immediately after the street is cleaned and parking can resume at that time.

Please check your Swift911 subscriptions to verify that you are signed up for the "Street Cleaning" list, as well as any others you may wish to receive notification from. Those on the street cleaning list will receive regular notifications with lists of the streets that are scheduled to be cleaned. You can sign up for Swift911 on the city's website here.

The 2021 Street Cleaning Schedule can be viewed in its entirety here

Questions about street cleaning operations can be forwarded to the Streets & Facilities Division at (607) 272-1718

For help managing your Swift911 subscriptions please contact City of Ithaca Public Information Specialist, Melody Faraday: (607) 274- 6571.

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