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City of Fall River announces reintroduction of residential street sweeper program; here is what you should know



(FALL RIVER, MA- August 25, 2022)- Starting in September of 2022, the City of Fall River’s Department of Community Maintenance will resume the residential street sweeper program that was launched in 2018. The goal of the program is to provide curb-to-curb access for City street sweepers in residential areas through the enforcement of regularly scheduled parking restrictions.

Parking is prohibited on one side of a selected street from 8:00am to 12:00pm on a designated day of the month. The following day, parking is prohibited on the opposite side of the same street. The program operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from April 1st until November 1st. Street sweeping, and enforcement of the parking restrictions, will not take place on holidays. Those in violation of the scheduled parking rules will be subject to fines.

Reintroduction of the program will happen in two Phases.

 Phase 1: Three sectors of the City already have signage in place from the program’s original launch. These three sectors will resume the street sweeper program in September and October of 2022 during their originally scheduled time (Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday of the first week of the month). Residents in these areas have received or will soon receive a notice in the mail alerting them to the return of the program.

 Phase 2: Over the winter, nine additional sectors of the City will receive signage and mail communications notifying them of their participation in the street sweeper program. All twelve sectors are expected to take part in the program for the duration of the 2023 season (April 1st- November 1st). Additional information and reminders will be released prior to the start of the season.


Residents can determine whether they live in one of the twelve sectors by referring to the map. Residents can reach the Department of Community Maintenance at 508-324-2584 and the Traffic and Parking Office at 508-324-2123.

The Mayor’s Office stated that the importance of street sweeping is to prevent City storm drains from clogging with debris and causing flooding during a rain event, as well as to ensure protection of the environment and improve the aesthetic quality of Fall River neighborhoods. The City of Fall River thanks residents in advance for their cooperation.

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