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.

2018 Residential Sweeping Route Order:

Route # NW Boundaries
3 Monroe - Ash - Wellesley - Francis
7 Lincoln Rd - Johannsen - Maple - Indian Trail
8 Lowell Rd - N City Limits - Indian Trail - Weiber Dr
16 Wellesley - Rowan - Driscoll Blvd - "A" St
17 A St - Driscoll Bl - Rowan - Francis
1 Francis - Wellesley - Division - Monroe
2 Wellesley - Gray Ct - Division - Monroe
4 Wellesley - Glass - Ash - Monroe
5 Wellesley - Garland - Ash - "A" St
6 Francis - Wellesley - Ash - "A" St
9 N. City Limits - Shawnee - Indian Trail - Comanche
10 Indian Trail Rd - Greenwood - Nadine - Marjorie
11 Indian Trail Rd - Skyline - Kathleen - Francis
12 Francis - Winger - Nine Mile Rd - A.L. White Pkwy
13 Winston Ct - Nw Blvd - Assembly - Nw Blvd
14 Wellesley - Francis - Assembly - Driscoll Bl
15 Wellesley - Garland - Nw Blvd (South) - A St.
18 Courtland - Nw Blvd - Nw Blvd - Garland
19 Milton - Ash - Nw Blvd - Milton
20 Nw Blvd - Riverview - Columbia Circle - Tj Meenach
21 Nw Blvd - Courtland - Monroe - Maple
22 Nw Blvd - Maxwell - Hemlock - Monroe
23 Maxwell - Cora - Division - Monroe
33 Monroe - Division - Bridge - Maxwell
32 Westpoint - Falls - Evergreen - Monroe
Route # NE Boundaries
24 Mission - Empire - Ruby - Perry
25 Wellesley - Empire - Nevada - Division
26 Wellesley - Illinois - Crestline - Hamilton/Nevada
27 Wellesley - Upriver Dr - Havana - Crestline
28 Rich - Bruce - Havana - Crestline
29 Francis - Wellesley - Crestline - Nevada
30 Francis - Wellesley - Nevada - Division
31 Crestline - Division - Francis - Westview
53 Washington - Scott - Sprague - Freeway
38 Third Ave - Hartson - Scott - Havana
37 Fancher Way - Freya Way - Second - Rutter Parkway
35 Trent - Mission - South Riverton - Greene
34 Helena - Division - Mission - Trent
36 Perry - Hough - Mission - N Crescent
Route # South Boundaries
52 Water - 6th Ave - Eagle Ridge - Monroe
40 Hartson - 29th Ave - Helena - Thor
41 29th Ave - Hartson - Havana - Ray
47 14th Ave - 29th Ave - Oak - Grand Blvd
49 10th Ave - Rockwood Bl - Cowley - Se Blvd/Rockwood
50 14th Ave - 5th Ave - Denver - Monroe
51 5th Ave - 14th Ave - Monroe - Cannon
39 18th Ave - 10th Ave - Se - Crestline
42 Regal - Custer - 48th Ave - 29th Ave
43 29th Ave - 53rd Ave - Perry - Regal
44 Grand Blvd - Perry - 29th Ave - Highway 195
45 29th Ave - High Drive - Grand Blvd - Bernard
46 29th Ave - High Drive - Bernard - High Drive
48 10th Ave - 29th Ave - Se Blvd - Grand Blvd
54 Hwy 2 - 53rd - Assembly - Hayford

Streets Department

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

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