DOT Crews Sweep Roads of Debris and Dirt

Department of Transportation crews are sweeping up 4,000 miles of residential roadways beginning today in Montgomery County.

The sweeping removes abrasives and other debris left behind from the winter season. This annual, spring cleaning program is designed to improve the appearance and safety of county roads.

“MCDOT is committed to serving the public in a sustainable way that enhances the County’s environmental quality, and our annual street sweeping program plays a major role in reducing pollutants flowing to the Chesapeake Bay,” MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh said. “Street sweeping not only improves the appearance of our neighborhoods, it also protects the environment by annually keeping about 1,000 tons of salt and other debris out of our storm drains, our stormwater management facilities and our streams.”

Residents should see brightly colored signs posted in their neighborhoods before the street sweeping begins.

You can find updates about the street sweeping program on the county’s website as well.

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