Street Cleaning

Street Sweeping Tips

  • Street sweeping operations can be dangerous.
  • Stones and other flying debris could be hazardous.
  • Parents are advised to keep children away from all street sweeping operations.
  • Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted.
  • Motorists should drive with caution when passing street sweepers.
Street Sweeper

Bismarck's Street Sweeping Program 

Each spring the Public Works Street Department conducts an annual street sweeping program. This program is initiated to clean up the dirt and debris that has accumulated on the City streets over the winter. 

Street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective ways to remove the sediments and associated pollutants, such as metals, petroleum products, that accumulate on streets before they wash into local watersheds. Over 1,000 lane miles of roadway are swept each year. The program takes approximately six weeks to complete.

Due to the cooperation of Bismarck residents, the City of Bismarck Street Department has been able to clean the streets in a very efficient and timely manner. The City of Bismarck would like to thank its citizens for their cooperation.

Sweeping Guidelines

for Residents and Businesses
  • Residents are asked to move vehicles and trailers off city streets before the sweepers are in the area.
  • Residents and businesses are reminded not to rake or blow leaves or grass into the street.
  • Grass clippings plug our storm water system; please keep grass clippings out of the gutter line and street.Adopt an Inlet.
  • Residents may take grass/leaves to the yard waste sites or place the bags out for garbage collection.
  • Do not rake the sand from your boulevard into the street. Please rake the sand into a box and set it out for garbage collection or take it to the landfill during regular business hours.

Sweeping Progress Map

Sweeping Schedule:
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sweeping schedule is subject to change without notice.

Sweeping Direction:

Crews will begin on the east border of the area and move west bound. 

Completed Areas:

Area 1:  May 3-7

Interstate 94 to Divide Avenue 
East City Limits to West City Limits

Area 2: May 7-9

Main Avenue to Bismarck Expressway
East City Limits to West City Limits

Area 3: May 10-14

North City Limits to Century Avenue
East City Limits to State Street

Area 4: May 14-24

North City Limits to Century Avenue
State Street to West City Limits

Area 5: May 29-June 1

Bismarck Expressway to South City Limits
East City Limits to West City Limits

Area 6: June 1-June 5

Divide Avenue to Boulevard Avenue  and  Highland Acres Area
East City Limits to West City Limits

Area 7:  June 6-12

Boulevard Avenue to Main Avenue
East City Limits to West City Limits

Area 8: June 12-14

Century Avenue to Interstate 94
East City Limits to West City Limits