Snow & Ice Control Operations

Guidelines for Winter Salting & Ice Removal


The map below indicates roadways that will be plowed and salted as they have in the past to achieve bare pavement as soon as possible following a snow and ice event.

The remainder of the streets will be plowed as they have been in the past, but less salt will be used before, during, and after the event as described on the attached guidelines. It is important to note that this modification applies to salting of the low volume pavements; all pavements the Village is responsible to plow will be plowed.

The following guidelines are recommended:
  • Arterial, Collector, and Business Park roads will be fully salted during an initial call-out. During long term snow event operations, intersections and sharp curves will continue to be salted. At the conclusion of an event all roads will be salted to reduce icing conditions.
  • Low volume residential streets will be salted at curves, hills, and intersections during an initial callout. At the conclusion of an event all roads will be salted at curves, hills, and intersections to reduce icing conditions.
  • Cul-de-sacs will not be salted during an initial call-out unless there is an icing condition. In certain locations, long throats to the cul-de-sacs may be salted at sharp curves or hills, at the direction of the Crew Leader on duty. At the conclusion of an initial callout, the Crew Leader will determine, based on temperature, time, and day if the cul-de-sacs will be salted. If cul-de-sacs need to be salted, the operation may move forward then or the next day. After the completion of a snow event and the cul-de-sacs are plowed, staff will determine whether to salt the cul-de-sacs as noted above.
  • Parking lots which are plowed by contract will be salted only in the main aisle or the end of the event and all plowing is completed by the contractor and Streets & Utilities personnel will check for salt applications.
  • Salt trucks will be calibrated and set to distribute 250 lbs. of salt per lane mile. The truck operator will adjust the salt application rate for low volume residential streets.

Through this effort we are hopeful our consumption and use of salt will be reduced, however, if during the winter months we determine that this is not the case we may utilize a sand/salt mixture to augment our de-icing efforts.

Priority One Plowing & Salting Map: The streets highlighted in red are priority one streets. For a larger view of the map, place your cursor on top of the map, a magnifying glass will show in place of the cursor and you can scroll the magnifying glass to make the map larger.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Streets & Utilities Division at 847-362-3434, Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.