Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Residential Street Sweeping Underway

Montgomery County’s 4,000 curb miles of residential roadways are receiving their annual spring cleaning, which takes several months to complete.

This joint effort between the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) removes abrasives and other debris left behind after the winter snow season and improves the appearance and safety of County streets.

Based on past results, officials expect the cleaning to remove about 2,000 tons of material that could otherwise be washed into County streams. Removing excess debris and abrasives from road surfaces also helps to keep drainage systems clean.

Roads in areas identified by DEP as priority watersheds will be swept first and, if needed, will receive additional sweepings. The schedule for streetsweeping is available on the County’s website.