Snow Removal: How We Respond
Goals of the snow response plan include improving the safety and mobility of our transportation system by plowing city streets as efficiently as possible, keeping priority streets passable, and minimizing traffic disruption. Bennett’s main streets are highest priority, as they carry most of the Town’s traffic, as well as emergency vehicle and resident transportation.
Plowing and Treatment of Bennett’s Main Streets
Town of Bennett Public Works provides snow response services to most streets, utilizing a fleet of 2 large plows, 7 residential plows. Large plows are used around main roads, emergency facilities, senior assisted living facilities, water treatment facilities, schools and emergency response facilities. The residential plows are used on residential streets.
Town of Bennett uses solid deicers on its main streets as part of its snow response. The solid deicer, called Ice Slicer, is a naturally-mined product from Utah that is more than 90-percent chloride salts. Its red color comes from 60+ trace minerals also naturally found in the deicer. The product helps prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement and can serve to provide some traction on the roadways during snow events.
What to Expect:
- Plowing of emergency access, businesses, bus routes, and residential collector streets will begin at 3 inches.
- Plowing of residential streets will occur at approximately 6 inches.
- When deployed, the residential plows will take one pass down the center of every side street to prevent deep ice rutting and to keep the streets passable on accumulation of over 6 inches of snow.
- All residents and subdivisions are responsible for maintaining their own sidewalks.
Priority 1: Emergency Access/Businesses/Bus Routes (Red)
These streets are targeted first to ensure routes remain clear to the town’s emergency centers. Schools, fire stations, public service buildings and rescue units are located on red priority routes. Plowing begins at 3 inches of accumulation.
Priority 2: Residential Collector Streets (Blue)
This second priority tackles higher volume streets adjacent to schools, nursing homes, recreation facilities, school routes and neighborhood access routes. Plowing begins at 3 inches of accumulation.
Priority 3: Secondary and Neighborhood Through Streets (Green)
These routes are serviced after Priority 1 and 2 routes are completed. Plowing begins at 6 inches of accumulation.
Priority 4: Parks and Trails
Once other routes have been serviced - and as time and resources allow – trails and park areas of the town are plowed within 24 hours of a winter storm event.
CDOT Maintained Roads (Brown)
State Highway 79 and Colfax Avenue (CO - 36) are both CDOT maintained roads.
If you have any other questions, please contact the Public Works at (303)644-3249 ext. 1045.