BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The following is a news release from the Bozeman Police Department.

Street sweeping occurs because it is imperative that the storm drains remain clear and unplugged. In an effort to keep the drains from plugging with the sand that is put down during the winter months, the Spring Street Sweeping Project was started.

Residents are asked to not rake their yard waste into the streets in the spring because we only bring in the street sweepers for this project. Yard waste can be taken to the convenience site on Story Mill Road for a fee.

The crews work first in the subdivisions and then move to the core area. The core area, set to begin sweeping on Monday, May 7th, is generally the streets between Wallace and 25th and Grant and Tamarack. To view a list of core streets and the dates of their scheduled maintenance, visit the City of Bozeman Streets Department clicking here.

Due to inclement weather, these dates are subject to change. Temporary ?No Parking ? Street Maintenance? signs will be posted along the streets on the day before the streets is scheduled to be swept.

To avoid any conflict with school activities during the week, the crews are scheduled to sweep around Irving, Whittier, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Emily Dickenson, and Morning Star schools on a Saturday.

To assist the street crews in completing this project please have your vehicles and trailers removed from the street by 6:00am on the day your street is scheduled to be swept. If the sweepers have to maneuver around parked cars we will not come back later to sweep the areas that were blocked. Your vehicle or trailer will also be subject to a parking citation.

The residential streets are not scheduled to be swept again until fall. Once the street signs have been removed, you can once again park in that area. Thank you for your cooperation in this important spring project. For more information about this project, please call the City of Bozeman Streets Department at 582-3200, extension 4.