Service Levels and Priorities
Public Works implements the various service levels and priorities for Beaumont as it relates to our operational directives.
Service Level maps are prepared to allow residents of Beaumont to review and understand the services currently provided.
Snow and Ice Control
Snow clearing operations (snow plowing and/or snow removal) are conducted according to a priority system approved by Council. When storms are continuous, or closely follow one another, operations will be repeated or continued on the routes of the highest priority, before moving onto routes of a lesser priority.
City staff monitors the forecast and begins plowing and sanding at any time, 24 hours a day, when snow has accumulated to 5 centimetres or when excessive drifting has occurred. Streets are cleared based on a priority system to ensure the highest traffic roadways are addressed first. The first priority is the arterial roads in the Beaumont along with the other major roadways.
Beaumont's snow and ice control entail seven major functions:
- Roadway Ice Control
- Roadway Snow Plowing
- Roadway Snow Removal
- Trail and Sidewalk Snow Plowing
- Snow Clearing - Municipal Buildings Entrances
- Parking Lot Clearing
- Snow Storage Site(s)
These functions are completed by Public Works and Parks operators throughout the winter maintenance process.
Beaumont conducts an annual Spring Street Sweeping Program for the City's public roadways. Sanding material and other debris that has accumulated on the roads during the winter is removed through this process.
Sweeping is beneficial for the environment as it reduces dust and other airborne contaminants as well as reducing the amount of material in the stormwater system. Removing loose material from the roadway ensures safety for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles.
Road, Sidewalk & Trail Maintenance
From mid-March to mid-October, repairs are undertaken on the streets, lanes, curbs, gutters and sidewalks identified in the regular patrols and annual survey of conditions. All the repairs are prioritized and the most severe ones are scheduled first.