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.

Sweeping Schedule


Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sweeping schedule is subject to change without notice.
Street Sweeper

Sweeping Progress Map

Street Sweeping Areas

Dates Area Location
May 16-24, 2019 8 Boulevard Avenue to Main Avenue from East City Limits to West City Limits

Completed Sweeping Areas

Dates Swept Area Location  
April 2-8, 2019 1 Century Avenue to Interstate 94 from State Street to West City Limits - Completed  
April 8-11, 2019 2 Interstate 94 to Divide Avenue from ​East City Limits to West City Limits - Completed  
April 12-22, 2019 3 Main Avenue to Bismarck Expressway from ​East City Limits to West City Limits  
April 22-29, 2019 4 North City Limits to Century Avenue from East City Limits to State Street  
April 29-May 6 5 North City Limits to Century Avenue from State Street to West City Limits  
May 6-10, 2019 6 Bismarck Expressway to South City Limits from East City Limits to West City Limits  
May 13-16, 2019 7 Divide Avenue to Boulevard Avenue and Highland Acres Area
​From East City Limits to West City Limits
 

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.
  • 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.