The City’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is extending its residential street sweeping program into December, weather permitting. This means the 49th Ward’s street sweeper will continue clearing away the fall leaves and debris from residential streets in the ward, assuming we do not experience any measurable snowfall and daylong freezing temperatures.
The Chicago street sweeping season typically ends each year just before Thanksgiving. Last year, however, the City continued sweeping the residential streets until the first measurable snowfall and freezing temperatures hit in early December.
The City plans to extend the street sweeping season again this year until the middle of December or when snow and freezing temperatures settle in, whichever happens first.
Street sweeping in the 49th Ward was scheduled to end today (Wednesday, November 21st), in Section 9 of the Ward–Touhy to Pratt, Greenview to Clark (see map below).
Assuming it doesn’t snow, street sweeping will continue this Friday and Monday in Section 10 of the Ward (Touhy to Pratt, Lake Michigan to Greenview), and Sections 11 and 12 through the end of the November.
If the weather cooperates, street sweeping will continue into December, starting with Section 1 on Monday, December 3rd, and ending with Section 5 on Friday, December 14. Street sweeping will begin again on April 1st, starting with Section 6.
If winter weather settles in before December 14th, street sweeping will end for the season. Street sweeping will start again in April in the section where it stopped this season.
Below is the 49th Ward’s street sweeping map followed by the street sweeping schedule for the next three weeks:
Below are the sections that will be swept through the end of November, weather permitting:
Section 10–Fri., Nov. 23, and Mon., Nov. 26
Section 11–Tues., Nov. 27, and Wed., Nov. 28
Section 12–Thurs., Nov. 29, and Fri., Nov. 30
View a PDF version of the November street sweeping calendar.
Below are the sections that will be swept in December, weather permitting:
Section 1–Mon., Dec. 3, and Tues., Dec. 4
Section 2–Wed., Dec. 5, and Thurs., Dec. 5
Section 3–Fri., Dec. 7, and Mon., Dec. 10
Section 4–Tues., Dec. 11, and Wed., Dec. 12
Section 5–Thurs., Dec. 13, and Fri., Dec. 14
View a PDF version of the December street sweeping calendar.
For an updated interactive Google Map that shows the street sweeping sections of the 49th Ward and the dates they will be swept, visit the street sweeping page on my website.
Be on the lookout for the bright orange street sweeping signs restricting parking on your block.
Please note: The street sweeper cannot operate in the snow. If snow accumulates on the streets on any given day, the streets will not be swept that day. If the weather permits, the sweeper would move on to the next area the following day.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope it doesn’t snow the next three weeks!