Tamaqua residents know Spring is definitely in the air when the street sweeper resumes its regular operations. An almost full schedule has been set for next week, with operations scheduled to begin on Tuesday. April 12, at 7 a.m. Operations for the permanently posted streets will resume on Thursday, April 14. Sweeping on Thursdays and Fridays will continue to have a start time of 5 a.m.in an effort to minimize traffic disruptions on the borough's mani streets.
Tuesday's schedule will include: Union, Market to end; Orwigsburg, Hunter to Coal; Jerome, Washington to Swatara; Lombard, Rowe to Boyle Avenue; and Laurel, East End Ave. to end.
On Wednesday, the sweeper will be found on Market, Broad to Union; Spruce, Boyer's Market to Catawissa; High, Bowe to Catawissa; Clay, Pitt to Washington; and Anderson, Lehigh to Lombard.
Thursday's schedule will include: south side of Broad, Maff Motors to west borough line; South Railroad, Broad to Spruce; Center, Broad to south SR309 bridge; North Railroad, Broad to north SR309 bridge; Penn, Hunter to Coal; Brown, Pitt to Nescopec.
Streets scheduled for cleaning on Friday are: north side of Broad, Maff Motors to west borough line; Mauch Chunk, Broad to Pine; Berwick, Broad to Rowe; Nescopec, Hegarty Ave. to Cottage Ave.; Pine, Cedar to north SR309 bridge; Hunter, Broad to Orwigsburg; Van Gelder, Coal to Nescopec.
Streets will be posted in advance and parking will be prohibited. Vehicles not moved from posted streets at least two hours before the sweeper starts operations are subject to ticketing and towing. Street sweeping will continue as needed and the schedule is subject to change depending on work schedules and weather conditions.
For further information, call (570) 668-3444 or 668-0300, or visit Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 ER. Broad St., Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..