Street Sweeping

The City of Spokane Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the cleaning of all city streets. We have 1460 lane miles of residential streets and 760 lane miles of arterial streets. During the winter, sweeping is performed on major arterials as weather permits.

As soon as weather permits in the spring, all crews focus on sweeping the arterials. Once all the arterials have been swept, then crews begin to work on one of the regions listed below. Each region is divided into routes. The hotline and the links above will help determine your route area and approximate sweeping date.

The crews' regions are:

  • Arterials
  • Northeast Residential
  • Northwest Residential
  • Southside Residential

To pick up the heavy and fine debris and dust, each crew has a mechanical broom, regenerative air broom, a street flusher and a hauling truck.

The Arterial Crew first sweeps the streets with the highest traffic flows, followed by the north and south major arterial routes. This covers all arterials in the City.

Crews sweep the Downtown Business District every Thursday morning starting at 4 a.m

Residential streets are split into the routes designated above. The starting order of the routes varies from year to year with the exception that routes that contain hills are usually the beginning routes. This is due to the amount of sand needed in the winter on said hills.

On your garbage pick-up day, please make sure your garbage can is placed behind curb, especially on sweeping days. It is illegal to place any material or debris in the street (Spokane Municipal Code 10.08.010).

Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

To determine when sweeping crews will be in your area:

  1. View the Residential Sweeping Progress Map.
  2. Then enter your address in the “Search Map” box on the top of the page OR navigate the map to your location within the city limits. Clicking on the street nearest you will bring up a dialog box with your route number and its current status. Routes that have not been scheduled yet will have no color, routes coming up next will be highlighted in Red, routes currently being worked on will be highlighted Blue, and completed routes will be highlighted Green.

2019 Residential Sweeping Route Order:

Route # NW Boundaries
17 "A" St – Driscoll Blvd – Rowan – Francis
16 Wellesley – Rowan – Driscoll Blvd – "A" St
8 Kathleen – N City Limits – Indian Trail – Skyline Dr
7 Francis – Johannsen – Maple – Indian Trail
3 Monroe – Ash – Wellesley – Francis
32 West Point – Falls – Evergreen – Monroe
33 Monroe – Division – Bridge – Maxwell
23 Maxwell – Garland – Division – Monroe
22 NW Blvd – Maxwell – T.J. Meenach – Monroe
21 NW Blvd – Courtland – Monroe – Maple
20 NW Blvd – Government Way – Garland – River Ridge Blvd
19 Milton – Ash – NW Blvd – Garland
18 Milton – "J" St – NW Blvd – Garland
15 Wellesley – Garland – NW Blvd – "A" St
14 Wellesley – Francis – Assembly – Driscoll Blvd
13 Winston Ct – NW Blvd – Assembly – Fairmont Cementary
12 Francis – Wenger Rd – Nine Mile Rd – A.L. White Pkwy
11 Indian Trail Rd – Skyline – Kathleen – Francis
10 Indian Trail Rd – Sundance Dr – Barnes Rd – Kathleen
9 N City Limits – Barnes Rd – Indian Trail – Acoma Dr
6 Francis – Wellesley – Ash – "A" St
5 Wellesley – Garland – Ash – "A" St
4 Wellesley – Glass – Ash – Monroe
2 Wellesley – Garland – Division – Monroe
1 Francis – Wellesley – Division – Monroe
Route # NE Boundaries
36 Hough – Perry – Mission – North Crescent
34 Division – Mission – Helena – Parkwater
35 Sprague – Mission – South Riverton – Greene
37 Fancher Way – Freya – Second – Trent
38 Third – Hartson – Scott – Havana
53 Washington – Scott – Sprague – Freeway
31 Crestline – Division – Francis – Newport Hwy
30 Francis – Wellesley – Nevada – Division
29 Francis – Wellesley – Crestline – Nevada
28 Rich – Magnesium Rd – Havana – Crestline
27 Wellesley – Upriver Dr – Havana – Crestline
26 Wellesley – Illinois – Crestline – Hamilton/Nevada
25 Wellesley – Empire – Nevada – Division
24 Mission – Empire – Ruby – Perry
Route # South Boundaries
39 18th Ave – 10th Ave – Southeast Blvd – Crestline
51 2nd Ave – 14th Ave – Monroe – Cannon
50 14th Ave – 4th Ave – Denver – Monroe
49 10th Ave – Rockwood Bl – Southeast Blvd – Rockwood
47 14th Ave – 29th Ave – Oak – Grand Blvd
41 29th Ave – Hartson – Havana – Ray
40 Hartson – 29th Ave – Oak – Grand Blvd
52 Water – Borden – South Cedar Rd – Monroe
48 10th Ave – 29th Ave – Se Blvd – Grand Blvd
46 29th Ave – High Drive – Bernard – High Drive
45 29th Ave – High Drive – Grand Blvd – Bernard
44 Grand Blvd – Perry – 29th Ave – Highway 195
43 29th Ave – 53rd Ave – Perry – Regal
42 Regal – Custer – 55th Ave – 29th Ave
54 Hwy 2 – 53rd Ave – Assembly – Hayford

Streets Department

Call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489)

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