The City prioritizes the most trafficked streets for plowing. This includes main, arterial roads (like 80th or Carr), collector roads that run through neighborhoods, and school zones. This helps ensure commonly used roads remain passable for the traveling public and emergency response teams. Other benefits include:
- Resource management (keeping costs of equipment, materials, and staff hours relatively stable each year)
- Reduced disruption on residential streets (snowplow noise and traffic, piles of snow, and treatment materials)
Additional roads may be plowed when a storm reaches a certain caliber, typically 12 inches of snow or more. At the discretion of City management, additional contractors can be brought in to help plow more roads to ensure safety for the traveling public.
View the map of snow plow routes for more details.