The Public Works Department will be doing snow bank removal on the following streets beginning at 8:00 AM Friday, January 6th, 2017 through 4:30 PM on January 6th, 2017. Snow banks that accumulate along the edges of streets are periodically removed to allow for the proper drainage of streets and sidewalks and to restore convenient access to sidewalks from the parking aisles. The process consists of various pieces of heavy equipment working in tandem to first pull the snow away from the curb with a road grader which is followed by a front loader equipped with a snow blower which discharges to a rolling fleet of trucks. The snow is then disposed of in one of the City's snow dumps.
It is imperative that vehicles are not parked within the designated snow removal areas and signs will be posted throughout the planned removal areas. The work will proceed approximately in the order noted below by street and whether all streets are cleared as listed will depend on the estimated production rate.
Barre Street, south side, from Main Street to Sibley
Hubbard Street, west side, from Barre Street to First Avenue
Liberty Street, both sides, from Main Street to (at least) Loomis Street
Scrape Ice from Franklin Street
Posting of these streets will occur today (January 5th). This is an aggressive schedule and completion is highly dependent on parked cars being absent. A citywide parking ban will not be in effect.
Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for the inconveniences including parking impacts and noise disturbance.
-Public Works Department