Drivers looking for a parking space in the District will have a few additional options beginning on Tuesday. The weekly residential street sweeping ends on Monday, Oct. 31, so the related parking restrictions will be lifted beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1.

This means no more moving your car from a street sweeping route on street cleaning days — at least for a few months and on residential streets. Residential street sweeping is scheduled to resume on March 1, 2012, according to the District Department of Public Works. That depends on the weather, of course, but expect an update on the start date next spring on the Dr. Gridlock blog.

Overnight sweeping will continue along the city’s major roadways, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution and Independence avenues. Drivers should continue to obey the street sweeping signs on those streets.

The suspension of street sweeping means the District Department of Public Works can turn its attention to leaf collection, which begins on Nov. 7 and runs through Jan. 14. Brochures announcing the leaf collection season were mailed out this month, and the brochure is available online if you need it.