Due to Winter Park's location high in the Rocky Mountains, much of the focus of the Public Works Department centers on snow removal and keeping the roadways safe and open for residents and guests. To achieve that goal, we want to provide as much information as possible to educate the public about our policies and programs and how to stay safe while navigating vehicles in potentially hazardous situations.
The Town of Winter Park bases its snow plow route priorities using the following factors; Emergency Accessibility, East/ West Connections Thru at Grade Railroad Crossings, Traffic Volume, Population, Bus Routes (school as well as public transit), Schedule of Access Needed to Local Amenities and Commerce.
Priority 1; Plow and sand arterial streets, these roads are the primary routes most used to access locations and are the main bus routes. Vasquez Rd, Van Anderson Drive, Kings Crossing, Forest Trail, Winter Park Drive, fall into this category.
Priority 2; Plow and sand collector streets, these roads are secondary routes used to access arterial streets and are bus routes as well. Lions Gate Drive, and access to most subdivisions and the downtown business corridor fall into this category.
Priority 3; Plow and spot sand residential streets and cul-de-sacs, these are low volume roads and are not typically used as thru routes, Alpine Ln, Leland Creek Cr, Residential portions of Old Town fall into this category.