Snow and Ice Control

We all know winter weather can be sudden and unexpected in Colorado. In addition, weather forecasts help us prepare for winter storms that may bring light dustings or phantom accumulations. The Town of Frederick Public Works Department maintains approximately 104 miles of public streets (220 lane miles) and over 18 miles of trails and sidewalks across Town. As the Town grows, more roads are added, increasing the overall street maintenance workload carried by Public Works.

To keep up with growth and keep streets safe and ready for emergency personnel during and after storms producing snow and ice, the Town has adopted a tiered approach to snow control. This plan will prioritize and identify primary routes (Tier 1) and secondary routes (Tier 2) as designated roads to be plowed due to snow accumulation and icy conditions. All other residential streets (Tier 3) will only be plowed after snowstorms that produce over eight inches of snow within one 24-hour period. 

What does this mean to you as a Frederick resident?

Traditionally, our Public Works department plowed every street in every Town of Frederick subdivision and neighborhood maintained by the Town. And while this plan was very appealing, the goal to keep emergency routes and at least one artery through each area suffered due to the overall workload. Moving in the direction to focus on emergency routes, major arterials, and main subdivision routes (the in and out route of a neighborhood) to provide our emergency personnel with safe routes will ultimately increase the well-being of our residents. So, unless you live on Tier 1 or Tier 2 route, your street will not be plowed unless we experience a significant storm.

What are the Tiers?

Tier 1: Emergency routes and major arterials used by emergency services to access hospitals and schools. Tier 1 is the priority for town plow drivers.
Tier 2: Collectors (roads that connect local roads and streets with arterials) and the designated in and out route through each neighborhood.
Tier 3: Residential streets will be plowed after snowstorms that produce over eight inches of snow within one 24-hour period. Residential streets will only be plowed after the Tier 1, and Tier 2 routes are safe and completed. Tier 3 will be only one or two passes depending on the overall width of the streets.

Snow & Ice Control Map

View the online map that will show you the Tier 1 and Tier 2 routes. All other streets are considered Tier 3 unless otherwise marked*. You can click on the map to see every street's designation.

*Please note, there are some roads that we will not plow under any condition:
  • Roads under “conditional acceptance”. These are roads and streets that are still under the control of a developer. 
  • Roads with a speed bump. Speed bumps may damage plow equipment.
  • Gravel roads.
  • Alleyways.
  • Private roads.

CDOT Maintained

I-25 Frontage Roads, I-25, and Highway 52 are plowed by the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

Stay Safe!

The town encourages motorists to drive safely and slow down during unsafe winter conditions. Plow drivers appreciate the cooperation of motorists as plows are less maneuverable than other vehicles. Give 'em space and stay safe!

Questions? Contact us at 720-382-5800.