Public Works began removing gum from Main Street sidewalks the week of October 24, 2016. Crews have completed removing gum on the West-side of Main between Monroe and Jefferson. During the week of November 6th, crews will work on the colonnade from the Parking Garage to Riverside Drive, and on the East-side of Main from Monroe to Jefferson. The Dr. Gum units the City is using remove gum residue and paint graffiti from sidewalks, buildings, and light posts through a combination of steam (300° F) and a non-toxic biodegradable cleaning solution.
To learn more about the Dr. Gum machine, please visit this page.
Should you have any comments, questions or concerns about the cleaning process, please contact the Department of Public Works at 636-949-3363.