Snow Removal and Ice Control

All of the City of Lakeville's snowplows are now equipped with AVL GPS systems to show locations of the plows in real time during a snow event.

The Streets Division provides snow removal on approximately 600 lane miles of road, using 23 dump trucks with snowplows and salt spreaders, one motor grader and various other pieces of equipment which make up the 24 street routes of snow removal. There are also other pickups, one-ton trucks and sidewalk units that make up a total of 36 snow removal units.

  1. Troy Grossman

    Streets Superintendent
    Phone: 952-985-2710

  1. County roads
  2. City streets
  3. Sidewalks & trails
  4. Downtown snow removal
  5. Mailboxes

Snowplowing and ice control on county roads within the City of Lakeville is the responsibility of Dakota County snowplows in tandemDakota County - download their map of county roads and highways (PDF).

Dakota County has 1,100 lane miles of paved roads and plow with 26 tandems, on 13 plow routes. There are times when three blades will also be on those roads.

The Highway Manager/Maintenance Operations will make decisions concerning scheduling and the procedures to be followed for snow and ice removal events. Scheduling and the procedures to be followed will be based upon consideration of the following factors: weather reports, type of precipitation, air temperature, time of year, road surface temperature, time of day, and also past experience in dealing with snow and ice removal.

The County will have available snow and ice removal equipment on the roadways generally by 3 a.m. after an overnight snow or ice even and will have all the lane miles of paved roadway attended to for snow and ice removal at least once by 8 a.m. In addition, the Cedar Avenue Transitway will be attended to for snow and ice by 5 a.m. after an overnight snow or ice event. They will have all available snow and ice removal equipment deployed for snow or ice removal until 5 p.m. following a previous overnight and continual daytime snow or ice event. They will deploy an average of three tandem snowplows between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. following a previous overnight and continual daytime snow or ice event, if conditions warrant.