- Public Works
Roadwork, Plowing & Sweeping
The Streets Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Edina's more than 230 miles of city streets and public parking lots.
Signs & Signals
Public Works is responsible for ensuring the safe movement of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists throughout the City's rights of way. We handle:
- Crosswalk painting
- Installation and maintenance of street signs including street names, stop signs, speed limits, yield, pedestrian crossing, etc.
- Lane striping (center lanes and bike lanes)
- Pavement markings (turns lanes, arrows, etc.)
- Graffiti control
- Guardrail repair
- Providing barricades for block parties
- Work zone traffic control
- When will my street be plowed after a snow storm?
Streets will be plowed after a snow accumulation of 1.5 inches or more, drifting of snow that causes problems for travel and icy conditions that seriously affect travel.
Street Plowing Priority
- Primary: Major roads and those that provide access to medical services, fire stations, police and other critical services are plowed first. Those are followed by other key transportation streets, including those that provide access to schools and businesses.
- Secondary: Residential streets.
- Alleys: Plowed by a separate vehicle, usually along with or after secondary routes.
- Timing: Depending on storm severity and length, primary routes may be plowed several times before secondary routes. Crews try to plow secondary routes only once per storm, if reasonable, so homeowners only need to clear the end of their driveway one time.
Learn more about snow plowing.
- A snow plow just left my street. Why is there a pile of snow at the end of my driveway?
Snow plows are not able to "skip" your driveway. Snow build up from plows may differ from home to home due to a variety of factors like corner lots, snow accumulation along the gutter line or distance between driveway openings.
- A plow hit and damaged my mailbox. Who is going to fix it?
At the homeowner’s request, the City will replace the mailbox with a standard-size, non-decorative metal mailbox and replace the support post, if necessary. Alternatively, the City will reimburse the mailbox owner the cost of repair parts, up to $100, for the replacement of the mailbox and post with a submitted receipt for replacement parts.