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Street sweeping, parking enforcement to resume soon in Harrisburg

Soon, you’ll have to start feeding this machine again.

Street sweeping and parking enforcement will resume in Harrisburg in mid-June, the city announced today.

On Monday, June 15, Capital Region Water will restart its regular street-sweeping schedule, and the city and parking operator SP+ will resume ticketing and enforcement of parking regulations.

This includes parking enforcement for street sweeping, metered parking and residential permits.

In March, the city, CRW and SP+ suspended these operations after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse issued a disaster declaration. At about the same time, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order and mandated the closure of all “non life-sustaining” businesses.

Positive coronavirus cases have been slowly falling in the commonwealth for nearly two months, even as testing as expanded significantly.

Today, Dauphin County, including Harrisburg, moved from the “red” to the less-restrictive “yellow” phase of reopening. Wolf also announced today that much of southwestern PA would move to the least-restrictive “green” phase next Friday.

“As we enter the yellow phase in accordance with Gov. Wolf’s announcement, we look forward to increased activity in our great city,” Papenfuse said. “I appreciate everyone’s patience as we transition back into a more vibrant Harrisburg. It is important to continue to use safety precautions.”

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