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Snow and Ice Manual

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5. Routes and Priorities

The entire geographic area of the Township is divided into nine (9) snow districts. Each of these districts is supervised by a Public Works Division Supervisor or Public Works Foremen. Within each of the nine districts are assigned specific trucks and drivers, and each of these will have a list of roads assigned under a priority system. The priority system used is broken into three specific categories and simply referred to as Priority I, Priority II, and Priority III roads.

The priority system has been in existence for many years and was developed through experience with known traffic patterns throughout the Township. Priority I roads are those that form the major arteries through the Township and travel north/south or east/west. Priority II roads are those that link or interconnect the Priority I roads with enough traffic to warrant consideration as a major tie route. Priority III roads are all the secondary streets, including cul-de-sacs and private roads under snow agreement.

Salting and plowing operations will be done according to the priority system with trucks completing their Priority I list before moving to Priority II, etc.

The following is a list of Priority I and Priority II roads. Priority III will not be listed in this manual but are considered to be all roads not listed below. Those roads that are private but under a snow agreement with the Township are listed in Exhibit B.

Priority I Roads

Priority II Roads

The listing of priority roads is not to be considered a list in order to be completed, but rather an overall random list to be completed in each category.

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