Street Sweeping - City of Galena

Street Sweeping

The City of Galena conducts a street sweeping program on an annual basis beginning in April and continuing through November. The months of sweeping may begin early or extend later depending on weather. As part of this program, street sweeping operations are performed Monday-Friday between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Conducting sweeping operations during the early morning hours allows city crews to sweep high traffic areas during off-peak hours.  All city maintained streets are swept as part of the program, with an emphasis on the high-traffic streets.

The weekly sweeping schedule, weather permitting, is as follows:

  • Monday:        Downtown

                                Park Avenue

                                Highway 20 Bridge

  • Tuesday:       Downtown

                                Bench Street

                                North Side of Franklin Street

  • Wednesday:  Downtown

                                South Side of Franklin Street

                                Ridge Street

                                Irvine Street

  • Thursday:      Downtown

                                Broadway/Dewey Avenue

                                Hill Street

                                Prospect Street

                                Green Street

  • Friday:           Downtown

                                Highway 20 Corridor

                                All Other Streets on a Rotating Basis 

No parking signs are posted on certain streets to ensure vehicles are not present during street sweeping. The parking regulations are in place all year to facilitate snow plowing and removal in the months where sweeping does not occur. Parking signs should be obeyed at all times.

In addition to improving the overall appearance of our neighborhoods, sweeping city streets on a regular basis plays a key role in maintaining the health of the Galena River and our drinking water aquifer. Removing debris and harmful pollutants normally found on roadways reduces the likelihood of these substances entering storm inlets and ultimately draining into the river.

The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
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The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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