The Streets Section maintains and repairs 160 center-line miles of streets, which equates to over 400 lane miles. Additionally, this section manages street drainage systems, sidewalks and bridges. Responsibilities also include street sweeping, crack sealing, pothole repair and minor asphalt and concrete replacement.
Whose responsibility is the driveway approach and sidewalk through the driveway?
Pursuant to Sec 93.255 of the City Code: The owner of the property served by a driveway approach shall maintain the driveway approach, and those portions of the public curb, parkway, and public sidewalk over which the driveway approach crosses, in good repair, free from obstructions and openings, clear of snow and ice, and in a safe condition for pedestrian and vehicular travel.
Please the City Code for more information.
Can residents park on the street during the winter?
By City Code, residents may park on streets except between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from December 1 through March 31. However, to permit City plows to most effectively clear City streets, it is recommended that residents avoid parking on the street during any significant snowfall until after the department has completed its snow removal operations.
When does the City respond to an ice or snow problem?
The City maintains contact with both a local weather forecasting service and a modem-accessed weather radar system. This combination forewarns the department of storms so that employees can be either on-site or prepared to respond before the storm arrives. Public safety personnel work closely with the Public Works Department to identify specific salting needs.
When are specific streets plowed?
While the answer is weather-influenced, under normal conditions all streets are plowed at least once within the first six hours of a three-inch snowfall. It is important to note that initial operations are staged simultaneously throughout the City, and that plows may need to make multiple passes along streets to move snow to the curb. Depending on a storm’s magnitude, response time will vary. Regardless, snow removal will continue until all streets are passable and all parking areas have been cleared.