Departments


Snowplowing

Maple Grove plows approximately 300 miles of City roadway and 700 cul-de-sacs using various types of equipment. Plowing or salting operations begin when road conditions make driving difficult and are also dependent upon time of day, current snow depth, and forecast.  2005_1129Image0002.jpg

Arterial and collector streets are plowed on a priority basis followed by residential streets. Cul-de-sacs are plowed curb-to-curb using front-end loaders or smaller plow trucks after residential streets are cleared.

Plowing of sidewalks or paths near schools are given plowing precedence, followed by sidewalks adjacent to major thoroughfares and secondary pathways.  You may view a map of the sidewalks which are plowed by the city by clicking HERE.

  • Parking on City streets is prohibited following a snowfall of 2" or greater until the roadway has been cleared curb-to-curb.
  • Per MN State Statute, it is unlawful to plow snow onto the road.
  • Parking on City streets is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. year round.
  • Place all recycling or garbage bins 5' into the driveway to lessen the possibility of damage or tipping during snowplowing operations.

Mailbox Guidelines:    The placement of the mailbox in relation to the curb is very important in avoiding possible damage to the mailbox and/or post.  Per Maple Grove guidelines, mailboxes, as well as any accessory paper boxes, MUST be mounted at a minimum height of 41 inches above the street level to reduce the possibility of damage during winter snowplowing operations. Maple Grove guidelines also ask that the post be installed 6-8 inches behind the grass/concrete curb edge and the front of the mailbox should be installed behind the back edge of the concrete curb. This will allow the snowplow blade to pass under the mailbox and in front of the post without causing damage.  Paper boxes mounted below mailboxes do not allow for snow equipment to pass under and can cause an indirect hit to the mailbox. Paper boxes will not be fixed when being struck and/or mounted lower than USPS recommendations. In addition, mailbox posts should be in good condition and not rotted or rusted.

For more information and tips, you may read the snow plow article posted in our 2017 Winter Newsletter, or view the Channel 12 Community Corner news story covering Maple Grove Snow Removal.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 763-494-6370.