Street sweeping resumes in Boston tomorrow

BOSTON, MA. 04/ 01 /13: APRILS FOOLS DAY in Boston but not so funny if you got a parking ticket or towed. A sweeper travels down Melrose Street, Bay Village. Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program will officially kick-off for the season on April 1. This year, the Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program has updated street sweeping days in many neighborhoods to better align the sweeping schedule with trash and recycling days in an effort to boost the impact of the City’s cleanup services and reduce neighborhood trash and litter. The new sweeping schedule and enforcement will begin citywide on April 1 ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo
A mechanical street sweeper travels down Melrose Street in Boston last year.
(David L Ryan/Globe Staff )

Street sweeping will resume in Boston tomorrow.

Drivers across the city will need to once again adhere to permanently-posted signs indicating parking restrictions during weekday daytime periods when each portion of roadway is scheduled to be swept.

Illegally-parked vehicles will receive a $40 ticket from the city and will be hauled away by a private tow company at the driver’s expense. Tows generally cost $100 to $150, plus additional fees for each day until the vehicle is picked up.

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In three neighborhoods — Beacon Hill, the North End and the South End — road cleaning has been underway since the beginning of March as part of a several-year-old city program to lengthen the street sweeping calendar to 10 months in certain areas.

In all other sections of Boston, street sweeping runs for eight months: from the start of April to the end of November.

The city sometimes cancels street sweeping if there is inclement weather.

For details on street sweeping schedules, cancellations and to sign up for the city’s “No-Tow” automated alert system, which sends users reminders via a text message, phone call or e-mail about moving their vehicles the night before their street is swept, click here.