Public Works continues cleaning up and widening residential side streets across Saint Paul
Since January 23, at the conclusion of Saint Paul’s fifth snow emergency of the season, Public Works’ street maintenance staff have been focused on various work to keep Saint Paul streets safe and passable:
- At least two crews are pothole patching on arterial (main) streets each day.
- Three crews are doing snow removal efforts on some of the narrowest residential streets throughout the City using heavy equipment, including two graders, to break up the ice pack and widen the streets where possible. Working closely with the Saint Paul Fire Department and Saint Paul Public Schools, Public Works has widened about 1/3 of the nearly 100 identified street segments for emergency vehicles and school buses.
- Several crews are doing additional plowing, salting, and other clean up work on all streets and intersections throughout the City, as well as shoveling public sidewalks and steps.
- Crews are collecting illegally dumped items, emptying public trash containers, and responding to non-snow related street issues.
- Overnight crews are doing snow removal from downtown Saint Paul.
This weekend, as temperatures climb above the single digits, Public Works will be salting some residential streets and intersections where critically needed. Residents may experience some expansion of the snow and slush on the side streets.
To help our snow operations efforts, please do not park in areas posted “no parking.” Do not place garbage or recycling carts in the street at any time.
To report potholes, please email the street location (with cross streets or addresses) at email@example.com