Worcester prepares to sweep streets.
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The city is gearing up to do its annual spring cleaning, commonly known as its street sweeping program.
Robert L. Moylan Jr., commissioner of public works and parks, said residential street sweeping will begin April 4, with crews starting on those streets in the Thursday trash collection route area.
After sweeping all the streets in the Thursday route, he said, crews will move on to the Monday trash collection route, followed by the Tuesday, Friday and Wednesday trash collection areas.
The commissioner said it is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks to complete all residential street sweeping.
Mr. Moylan said citizens are being asked to sweep sidewalk debris to the edge of the curbside and move their cars before the sweepers hit their street. He said vehicles that interfere with the street sweeping will be tagged and towed.
The fine for interfering with street sweeping is $50.