Last Week of January Curb-to-Curb Street Sweeping

The Dalles Public Works crews will finish curb-to-curb street sweeping throughout the City. Earlier this month crews began working from the east side of town sweeping on specific routes. See the maps attached for details about next week’s routes.

Curb-to-curb street sweeping scheduled in the third week of January:

  • January 19 & 20, 2021 – Union St. to Cherry Heights Rd.
  • January 20 & 22, 2021 – Cherry Heights Rd. to Chenowith Loop Rd.

A map showing all scheduled street sweeping is available on the Transportation Division webpage at

You can help the City make a clean sweep on scheduled days:

  • Clear streets to the curb – Citizens are asked to park vehicles off the street during sweeper hours: Weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To report abandoned autos (extended parking with flat tire, storing junk, expired tags or broken windows) call (541) 296-5481 x1153.
  • Clear the gutters – Remove grass or weeds that grow in the gutter.
  • Clear the street – Remove large sticks and branches from the street in front of your house. They can jam and damage the street sweeper.
  • Clear debris – Don’t blow or pile yard debris or fallen leaves in the street.
  • Clear pet waste – If you own a pet, be a good neighbor and “scoop the poop”.
  • Clear trash – Pick up trash left in the street.

The City of The Dalles is Committed to Maintaining Safe and Clean Streets:

  • Monthly Street Sweeping – The City of The Dalles sweeps streets at least once a month. A regular schedule of street sweeping keeps our City clean and attractive. But sweepers cannot sweep curb-to-curb when cars and recreational vehicles are parked on the street.
  • Curb-to-Curb Sweeping – Citizens are asked to make a special effort to move cars and recreational vehicles off the street or out of the street sweeping route on the days scheduled for curb-to-curb sweeping.
  • Operation Clean Sweep – Each fall the City sweeps leaves from the streets. Leaves piled in the street are not able to be picked up by the street sweeper. During Operation Clean Sweep citizens are asked to rake and dispose of leaves at The Dalles Disposal.

Street Sweeping Safety Tips:

  • Please use caution when passing a moving street sweeper. A parked car and other obstacles ahead and may cause the driver to swerve suddenly into vehicles or bicyclists attempting to pass.
  • Allow extra following distance when driving a vehicle behind a moving street sweeper. Pedestrians and bicyclists might want to cross to the other side of the street from the sweeper or step a distance away while the sweeper passes.
  • Please don’t follow a street sweeper closely. Airborne dust may make visibility difficult. Small rocks may get kicked up by the rotating brooms. The City is not responsible for rock chips or injuries caused by street sweepers.

Thank you for your attention to worker and citizen safety in work zones.

If you have questions, please call the Public Works office at (541) 296-5401.