City of Beavercreek Works to Maintain Best Street Conditions
The City of Beavercreek Public Service Division works to maintain the best street conditions possible, while being environmentally and financially responsible. During a typical snow event the Public Service team plows and salts over 550 lane miles of roadway.
Snow event responses vary, and depending upon the situation, up to 16 trucks and a pool of 22 drivers may be deployed at any one time. When addressing a snow event, the drivers’ main focus is on the city’s expressways, bridges, overpasses, arterials, and collector streets until the snow stops. The first priority is to address US 35 and arterials like North Fairfield, Indian Ripple and Col. Glenn that typically experience the highest volumes of traffic in the city. Traffic studies performed in 2017 showed 37,704 vehicles per day traveled N. Fairfield Road, north of Pentagon Blvd. Crews will move to arterials that connect some of those major streets, including streets that handle higher daily trips, have higher speeds, and some residential collector streets with hills. Once the snow stops, road crews will address the residential roads that have lower traffic counts and lower speeds.
The current winter season has experienced a total of seven events that demanded widespread responses from our maintenance teams. Four of these events occurred in December, while the remaining three events took place in January. To date, the City of Beavercreek has expended 2,778 staffing hours and applied over 2,700 tons of salt to the city’s roadways combating the 2017-18 winter storms. “Staff and road crews have put in many long hours and have done a great job considering the types of events this season,” stated City Manager, Pete E. Landrum. Although each winter storm is unique, Beavercreek is currently averaging 400 tons of salt usage and approximately 192 hours of overtime per event.
City of Beavercreek residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes at the beginning of each winter season. Normally any damage done to a mailbox is the result of snow leaving the plow and knocking the mailbox off the post. If your property is damaged or impacted by a snow plow, please contact the Public Administrative Services Department at (937) 427-5540.
The City of Beavercreek Public Service Division would like to thank the residents for their continued support as we work in partnership with the residents to maintain our streets.