The Town of Parker’s goal is to provide the best snow service possible within the constraints of budget, personnel and available equipment. Please keep in mind that Parker Road/State Highway 83 is maintained and plowed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), rather than the Town.
Although the Town has a snow plowing priority system in place, the time required to clear roads depends on several variables, such as snowstorm intensity, duration, wind and temperature. Parker sees approximately 56 inches of snow during an average snow season (based on a 15-year average), which is spread over multiple snow events.
Priority 1: Arterial RoadwaysArterial roadways are our first priority and will be cleared first. These are the major roadways that carry the most traffic volume, such as Chambers Road, Mainstreet, Lincoln Avenue and Jordan Road.
Priority 2: Collector StreetsCollector streets, such as Bradbury Parkway, Canterberry Trail and Heirloom Parkway, are our second priority. These streets provide access to arterial roadways and will be cleared once arterials have been plowed.
Priority 3: Local Residential Roads and Cul-de-sacsLocal residential roads and cul-de-sacs that provide traffic flow within subdivisions and access to homes are not plowed unless six (6) inches of snow has accumulated on streets or if major drifting has occurred.
To be able to service all neighborhood streets, typically only a single pass (15 to 18 feet wide) will be made on local streets.
During larger storms that result in six inches or more of snow accumulation on the streets, Town trails and lesser-used facilities will only receive snow plowing/shoveling services following the completion of neighborhood streets.
Measuring Snowfall TotalsSnowfall amounts in Parker are now measured with sensors located at the intersections of Twenty Mile Road/Pine Lane and Hilltop Road/Canterberry Parkway.
Ice ControlGeneral ice control will be limited to Priority 1 and Priority 2 roadways and will not be performed on local streets unless they meet specific conditions that interfere with safe vehicle travel.
Information ResourcesTo view the Town of Parker’s full Snow Plowing and Ice Control Policy, see a full list of arterial and collector roadways, read FAQs, view our snow route map or learn more about snow operations in Parker, please visit www.ParkerOnline.org/Snow. If you have additional questions, please contact the Engineering and Public Works Department at 303.840.9546.
Snow windrows are created by plows during roadway snow operations, and they can often block residential driveways. The creation of windrows in front of driveways is often unavoidable for our plow drivers. Since our drivers have hundreds of miles of roadways to clear during major winter storm events, homeowners are responsible for clearing access between their driveway and street, through these windrows.
What Does a Snow Windrow Look Like?
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