Housing and environment

What does street maintenance involve?

Street maintenance in the summer includes repairing or resurfacing a broken pavement, keeping a gravel pavement smooth and dusting the roadway of a gravel pavement.

Street maintenance in winter includes measures such as removing snow and ice, keeping the street surface smooth, preventing slippage, removing anti-slippage gravel, and keeping gutters, gutters and rainwater ditches open.

Street maintenance includes the maintenance of street furniture, curbs, guard rails, traffic signs, and similar equipment in the street area.

Maintenance according to street classification

Street maintenance is carried out according to the classification of streets. Street classes are determined by the use of the street and the amount of traffic. Streets are classified into main streets, residential streets and residential streets.

Main streets, light traffic routes and pavements are assigned to street class 1, residential streets to street class 2 and residential streets to street class 3. Public transport streets are assigned to street classes 1 and 2.

In winter, snow is ploughed according to this classification. Main streets and light traffic routes and pavements are ploughed first. Residential streets come next.

Residential streets may be delayed when snowfall is heavy and the main streets and footpaths have to be cleared continuously. In addition, residential streets are not ploughed at weekends, but are always ploughed during normal working hours.

Slip prevention is carried out on the same basis. Main roads, light traffic routes and pavements are treated first, followed by residential streets. Rock chippings with a grain size of 3 to 6 mm are used for de-slippage.

Maintenance response times

Responsibility for street maintenance is shared between the city and landowners. This division is based on the law on the maintenance and cleaning of streets and certain public areas.

The city is responsible for clearing roadways. Landowners are responsible for clearing and sanding pavements in front of their plots and for transporting snow to snow collection points. Trailers, trailers, etc. must be kept on the property and not along the street. On the street, they narrow the roadway and hinder snow plowing operations. In addition, all other goods that interfere with winter maintenance should be moved from the street to the property.