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Norwalk Parking Authority Offers Free Parking During Street Sweeping

The Norwalk sweeping program, initiated by Mayor Harry Rilling, has offered residents an alternative parking area.
The Norwalk sweeping program, initiated by Mayor Harry Rilling, has offered residents an alternative parking area. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

NORWALK, Conn. -- To help Norwalk car owners, the Norwalk Parking Authority announced that as part of the resumption of street sweeping , it will open its facilities free of charge for overnight parkers in the South Norwalk and Wall Street areas.

From 10 p.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday, people will be allowed to park their cars for free in the Yankee Doodle Garage in the Wall Street area and in the Webster Lot in SoNo in order to keep the streets clear for sweeping.

Street sweeping by the Norwalk Department of Public Works resumed April 6 and will continue every Monday from 3 to 8 a.m. until November. Sweeping areas include Wall, Main, River, Isaacs, Burnell Boulevard and Belden Avenue in the Wall Street area; and Washington, Water, Ann, Marshall and North and South Main in SoNo. The program was announced recently by Mayor Harry Rilling.

“We are happy to help the city and its residents, keeping our downtown areas clean so they are nice areas to live, work and visit, and making it hassle-free for parkers,” said Parking Authority Chairman Julius Hayward.

"When you come into a community, you judge a community by the same thing we used to call curb appeal. If the city sidewalks are not clean, if there’s liter around, it immediately sends a negative signal about your community. Well, we want to change that,” Rilling said.

“We want to start working on some of the quality of life issues that will help make Norwalk attractive to all who live here, all who come to visit, and all the people who may want to invest in our community.”

The Norwalk Parking Authority is a financially self-sustaining organization responsible for the operation and maintenance of the municipal parking system in Norwalk. It is not financed by taxpayer dollars.

The Norwalk Parking Authority can be reached at 203-831-9063 or at www.norwalkpark.org . To learn more about the sweeping program, visit this city website or read this story on the Daily Voice.

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