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Posted on: November 30, 2015

When will my street be plowed?

Arterial Roads

The Village of Villa Park’s Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice control on all streets within the corporate limits, except for North Avenue, Roosevelt Road, and Route 83, which are maintained by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Public Works Department’s snow plowing operations start upon the accumulation of the first two inches of snow. No parking is permitted on arterial streets after two or more inches of snowfall. Violators will be subject to ticketing and towing. On-street parking is the major factor preventing effective snow removal. Therefore, the Village is enlisting residents’ cooperation in planning ahead to remove their cars from the street when two inches or more of snowfall occurs. This is important so streets can be opened for residents’ use and emergency vehicle use as quickly as possible.

Several years ago, the Village revised the salting policy for all secondary streets due to sky rocketing salt prices and to control the cost of manpower and equipment. The Village no longer routinely salts secondary streets, and snow plowing will begin after the accumulation of four inches of snow and mostly during normal business hours. Secondary stop intersections will be salted on an as needed basis. We urge motorists to use caution when navigating secondary streets. All residential streets are within two blocks of main arterial streets, which will be plowed and salted for safe travel.

When snow accumulation is predicted please keep garbage cans four feet back from the curb to eliminate or prevent garbage spills. In the case of a major storm, when snowfall is predicted to exceed eight inches, it may only be possible to keep a center lane open on secondary streets for emergency vehicles until the snowfall stops.

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