Street Maintenance

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The Streets and Traffic divisions are responsible for keeping city streets in the best condition.

Street Sweeping & Leaf Collection

Find Your Area Here(PDF, 518KB)

Street Sweeping 

The City's street sweeping program is divided into seven areas. The crew will sweep an entire area before moving to the next (starts in area #1, sweeps areas in order before starting over).  

Leaf Collection

The City offers two options for disposing of fallen leaves:

  1. Curbside Vacuum Service - This option utilizes a collection schedule that divides the City into seven areas beginning with the area that is anticipated to drop leaves first and heaviest.  Crews will vacuum leaves from every street at least twice during leaf collection season.  Notices of collection dates and times will be posted in your area prior to collection.
    • Rake/blow leaves to the curb (or at least to your property line) but NOT in the gutter pan, on the street or on the sidewalk.

    •  For removal by Public Works, place leaves out for collection by the start date indicated on the “No Parking” signs for your route.

    •  Keep leaf piles less than 2-3 feet in height.

    •  Keep leaves away from ditches, pipes, and culverts.

    •  Do not put materials such as DIRT, ROCKS, METAL, and BRANCHES in the piles; these items will prevent crews from collecting your leaves, as they can damage the vacuum.

  2. "Bag-n-Go" - Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb in biodegradable PAPER bags, laundry baskets, trash cans, or other containers less than 45 gallons on your normal yard waste collection days on Wednesdays.  There is no limit to the number of bags that will be collected curbside.


Snow Plans

The City has three snow plans of action for dealing with snow and ice: 

Snow Plan City of Winchester Community

Begins treating the roadways as necessary.

Use caution

Drive only when necessary with snow tires or chains

Keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice


The Snow Team and City contractors will plow roadways when necessary.

Use caution

Drive only when necessary with snow tires or chains

Keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice

Do not park along designated snow emergency routes


City Police close parking lots and parking on all City streets where snow is to be removed

See Plan B


Removing Snow and Ice from Sidewalks

Property owners and/or tenants are responsible for removing ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of their property within 24 hours for less than six inches of snow and within 48 hours for more than six inches of snow per City Code Ordinance, Section 26-15.

Designated Snow Emergency Routes(PDF, 186KB)


Winchester residents identified sidewalk replacements as a high priority in the City's 2011 Citizen's Satisfaction Survey. The Sidewalk Master Plan(PDF, 3MB), adopted by Council on August 13, 2013, prioritizes sidewalk replacements in areas with high pedestrian traffic and adds new sidewalks where needed. NOTE: While the proposed plan contains proposed projects over a five year period, the projects will require budgetary approval from City Council each fiscal year.