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Denver street sweeping starts again Tuesday; city issued 138K tickets for $6.9M in revenue in 2016

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 07:51:06-04

DENVER – Beware, street parkers of Denver: Street sweeping starts up again next Tuesday, and if you don’t move your car, you’re liable to be ticketed.

The city cleans streets between April and November each year.

In 2016, the city issued 138,895 tickets for people who were parked in sweeping zones, which brought in $6.9 million in revenue. But the city says its goal isn’t to issue tickets, but rather to keep the streets clean.

There are red and white signs posted along many city blocks that say when sweeping will occur and drivers will have to move their cars. Even if it looks like a street has been swept, cars aren’t allowed to park in the designated areas during the times dedicated to sweeping.

Last year, crews swept 143,112 miles of streets, which collected 62,848 cubic yards of debris and dirt, according to the city.

If you’d like to sign up for automatic reminders for when streets will be swept, you can do so by clicking here or by calling 311.

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