The goal of winter maintenance is to make roadways safe within the limitations of resources. Motorists can expect some inconvenience and will be expected to modify their driving practices to adapt to road conditions. Access for emergency services will be maintained without exception.
The proactive approach of anti-icing has proven under certain conditions to be an effective and efficient technique for winter maintenance. The Division of Public Works will utilize anti-icing methods when the weather conditions warrant. Current acceptable anti-icing methods may include applying liquid anti-icing agents and/or pre-wetted salt to the pavement surface and/or bridge decks prior to predicted precipitation events or on a predetermined schedule.
Winter maintenance activities are prioritized based upon a system of facility classifications:
Cleanup is generally accomplished during normal non-overtime working hours.