Winter Street Operations
Winter Parking Ban
Reminder: Per City ordinance "No person shall park a vehicle on any street or highway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day during the period extending from December fifteenth to March fifteenth of each year."
The City can also impose a parking ban during an emergency - before 12/15 or after 3/15.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for ice and snow control on City streets. The State Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for all State roads (Route 6, Route 72, Route 69, Route 229) within the City of Bristol.
Snow and ice control operations will be implemented based on weather forecasts, Police Department reports, snow accumulations, snow drifting, icy conditions and time of snowfall in relation to traffic volumes. Once snow and ice control operations begin, the City will use City employees, equipment, and private contractors as needed to provide this service in a safe and cost-effective manner.
City roads are divided into five (5) districts which coincide with City rubbish collection routes. Within each district, the City has classified streets based on street function, traffic volume, and importance to the welfare of the community (i.e. emergency vehicle routes). High volume routes and main emergency vehicle routes are generally plowed first by City vehicles. Second priority is given to streets that provide access to schools, municipal buildings, and commercial businesses. Low volume residential streets are then done, followed by alleys and City parking lots. Every effort will be made to plan plowing of City streets to coincide with school bus routing (when school is in session) and religious services on weekends.
The City will clear snow and treat City sidewalks abutting City-owned property as needed. By City Ordinance (Sec 21-23) all other sidewalks, (except those maintained by The Bristol Board of Education, Bristol Housing Authority, and Bristol Parks Department) are the responsibility of the abutting property owner(s).