Spring is here, and the City of Missoula Street Maintenance Division will begin its street cleaning schedule on Tuesday, April 3. Street cleaning activities will take place on weekdays in cleaning zones throughout the city, running through August. Street cleaning is important to preserve air quality by sweeping up winter’s sand as it starts to blow in the spring winds. It also helps keep sediment and debris out of 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: MAP
Residents can help in several ways. • Drivers are asked to park vehicles on the even-numbered side of the street on evennumbered 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 only in the fall. • 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 their website.