Public Works Department Explains Snow Removal
The Public Works Department begins ice and snow control measures even before hazardous road conditions are expected.
As soon as conditions warrant it, the salting process begins on major streets designated as primary routes, hills, curves and all intersections.
Residential streets that are relatively flat will be salted only at intersections.
Salt remains the most cost effective means of breaking the bond between ice and the street, especially with Lemont's unique topography.
Plowing commences after snow accumulates to an inch or more. Village roadways are divided into 9 zones for the plowing process with primary routes, including hills and school bus routes being plowed first.
As soon as primary routes are cleared, crews will move on to the secondary routes. After all streets are open, trucks will begin the curbing operation.
The goal of the Public Works Department is to remove snow from all streets within six hours after the conclusion of a significant snowfall.
Your cooperation in removing vehicles from the street and observing the odd-even parking regulations will make this job easier and more efficient.