The Streets Department is to allow for safe vehicular and pedestrian travel by maintaining and improving City’s streets. The Streets Division is responsible for the repair of streets, sidewalk, curbs, and gutters. It is also responsible for the removal of snow and ice from streets and roads in the winter.
Current Road maintenance
Road Maintenance –
Additional Information –
The Streets Division aims to maintain manhole depths of 1.5 inches or less on city roads. Because the lifts and rings for manholes come in 1.5 inch increments, manholes less than that depth cannot be repaired without costly construction. The ideal depth is 1/4-1/2 inches to allow for thermal expansion in the winter. Manholes that are above road grade make snow removal difficult and can result in significant damage to snow plows.
The streets division frequently measures manhole depths on our main roads. If you feel a manhole has a depth deeper than 1.5 inches, please report it using our Report an Issue tool and a crew will measure and/or repair it.
Snow removal crews will make every possible effort to keep major streets clear of snow and ice during the winter. Snow removal is prioritized by the amount of traffic received and the safety risk incurred from a storm. For information about snow removal practices, see the Snow Removal Brochure.
Resident Responsibilities During a Storm
Property owners are responsible for removing snow in the following areas:
sidewalks adjacent to their property
around fire hydrants
Please remember that shoveling, plowing, or blowing snow into the street is prohibited by city ordinance. The City right-of-way for snow storage extends nine feet from the curb. Landscaping and personal property within the right-of-way is installed at the property owner’s risk.
Please ensure that all obstructions are removed during and immediately following a storm (i.e. vehicles and trash receptacles).
City Responsibilities During a Storm
City crews are prepared to remove snow 24 hours a day from November 1 to April 30. Crews will remove snow as soon as possible with the following priorities in mind:
Clear roads with the most traffic followed by those with less traffic.
Clear roads that pose the highest risk to public safety followed by those with a low risk to public safety.
Identify main arterial roads and keep those roads open and passable.
Remove snow from residential areas once priority roads are clear and safe for travelers.
Subdivisions, cul-de-sacs, and end streets will not be plowed until four inches of snow or more has accumulated.