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Jan. 3, 2019 HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg is reminding residents and visitors to pay attention to signs detailing parking restrictions associated with street cleaning schedules throughout the city.

Capital Region Water is responsible for street cleaning, but the City also uses the schedule to perform other maintenance and repair tasks.  Even when streets aren’t being cleaned, cars must not be parked in the restricted areas and risk being ticketed.

“City workers use the street cleaning days to take care of many tasks important to our quality of life,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “We respectfully ask residents and visitors to observe the rules posted on street signs to avoid parking penalties.”

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg, at[email protected] or at 717 255 3015.


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Comments (2)

  • Vera Williams

    I received a stret cleaning ticket at 8:02 today.
    How is that possible. This is the second time. The first one I got was at 8:01.

    Would you please tell me who to contact to file a complaint. I live in Midtown and pay for permit parking. I am not looking for exception. I just need to what our area is targeted.

    I understand the logic by requesting we shouldn’t park on street cleaning days. But for three months we deserve a break. You have the ablity to post when have work to do.

    Thank you in advance. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Patrick Burasa Rwasira

    I am of the belief that residents and visitors of Harrisburg do not on purpose or by negligence ignore the street cleaning/maintenance schedules. It is unfair to the parking enforcement to expect the residents and visitors to know and to remember and keep track of those maintenance schedules. Clear signs should be posted on the actual days when street maitenance will be done.

    The existing signs, which are permanently posted with summarized street clean schedules, fail to remind the residents that the actual schedule will be taking effect on that particular day and time by posting clear “Maintenance ongoing” signs. It is easy to do understand the benefits and the convenience of avoiding to put up maitanance signs on the streets one day prior to the maintenance; nonetheless it should be mandated just like any other road maintenance will have to post clear signs instead of posting complex maintenance schedulers.

    The maintenance schedules posted on street signs are not conveying a simple and easy to decode message but rather a complex set of schedule which requires residents and visitors of Harrisburg to be at the mercy of smart phones or electronic calendars to keep up with the city maintenance schedules.

    I urge the city to consider to post “parking prohibited” or “maintenance ongoing” signs in advance of the cleaning/maintenance–just like any other road maintenance work would be required to post a clear and visible signs ahead and during the maintenance.

    As residents of this great city, we should feel confident that there is no conflict of interests involved from the city parking enforcement to collect money from US. For instance, in 2014, instead of improving awareness and information through more visible cues such as maintenance signs prior to the scheduled maintenance, our officials increased instead the penalty fee that they collect from 14$ to 30$. Is it because of the extra round of cleaning/maintenance that has to be scheduled when cars did not move during the scheduled maintenance? Is it because residents were not concerned with paying a $14 fine… why not $25?

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