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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Reminder from the City’s Parking Division

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula (and Nathan Clifford area) that the overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions go back into effect on October 1.

When cars do not move, City street sweeping machines are not able to sweep to the curb and instead are forced to try to maneuver around vehicles or go down the middle of the street. This ends up leaving additional debris and leaves near the curb and clogging storm drains. Additionally, sometimes sweepers are sent back out on non-restricted nights in the hopes of finding cars gone from missed areas. 

The majority of vehicles are currently required to move on either Monday nights (for Tuesday 12:01 AM signs) or Tuesday nights (for Wednesday 12:01 AM signs) depending on the area. When restrictions are in place, residents are asked to park cars on the opposite side of the street. 

The current street maintenance parking restrictions by zone can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/streetmaintenance.

Please note that the City uses these restricted areas to provide more than just street sweeping services, such as other maintenance and snow plowing in the winter.


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