City Procedures for Winter Storms
and Alternate Side of the Street Parking
When the city declares a
snow emergency, parking is
not permitted on any designated snow emergency street. These
streets are clearly designated with signs. See full list of
those streets below.
All city residents must
also follow alternate side of the street parking rules. On even
numbered days, residents should park their cars on the even
numbered side of the street. On odd numbered days, residents
should park their cars on the odd numbered side of the street.
The City will make an
announcement regarding where cars banned from snow emergency
streets can park. Often, they are permitted to park in Board of
Education public school lot.
The parking ban ensures that plows and public
safety crews can clear the streets.
The Bridgeport Police Department will enforce these bans, with a
ticket, a tow or both. Vehicles parked in violation will be
and business owners are asked to allow renters and employees to
park vehicles in driveways and parking lots.
Commuters are asked to drive safely & securely, and allow plows
the right of way.
Residents are also asked to keep children away from street curbs
and places where plows may be driving in order to keep children
safe. Children should not be playing in snowdrifts or in piles
of snow that plows may have left or may be adding to.
The Department of
Public Works reminds all residents and business owners to
shovel the sidewalk and walkways, including curb cuts, for
pedestrian safety. Please do not shovel snow back into the
street from your driveway or sidewalk. Anyone found throwing
snow back into the street will be subject to a fine.
Plows will be concentrating on emergency access and primary
roads first then moving onto the secondary roads until all roads
are safely cleared.
Residents should call the following numbers to report snow
removal concerns: 203-579-3829 or 203-576-1311, or post a
Citizen Service Request online here.
As always, residents are reminded to call 911 for immediate
life-threatening emergencies during the storm.
Snow Emergency Streets
The following streets are designated as snow emergency streets:
Artic Street (Knowlton St. to Pembroke Lake)
Atlantic Street (Main to Iranistan Ave.)
Barnum Avenue (Noble Ave. to Stratford Town Line)
Berkshire Avenue (River St. to E. Main St.)
Brooklawn Avenue (Capitol to North Ave.)
Capitol Avenue (Park to North Ave.)
Chopsey Hill Road
Hunting Street (Lindley to Anson St.)
Crescent Avenue (Knowlton St. to Noble Ave.)
East Main Street
Golden Hill Street
Gregory Street (Broad to Park)
Hawley Avenue Huntington Turnpike
James Street Jewett Avenue
John Street Lafayette Street
Madison Avenue (Anton to Main)
Mill Hill Avenue
North Washington Avenue (Lindley to River St.)
Old Town Road (Reservoir to Park Ave.)
Park Avenue (Capitol Ave. to Seaside Park)
Seaview Avenue (Connecticut to Boston Ave.)
Vincelette Street (Madison Ave. to Main St.)
Wood Avenue (Park to Sherwood Ave.)
Water Street (Fairfield Ave. to State St.)