Street Division Frequently Asked Questions
How many miles of streets does the City of Wentzville maintain?
The City has grown tremendously over the past 20 years. As of 2017, approximately 360 lane miles of streets are maintained by the City of Wentzville. To efficiently clear snow, the City has 16 trucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders.
Will the City clean my sidewalk or parking lot?
Residents and business owners are required to keep their own driveways, sidewalks and private streets clear of ice and snow.
I park on the street and my car gets buried by snow plows. What can I do?
If no off-street parking is available, it is strongly recommended that you and your neighbors park along one side of the road, only. If snowplow crews feel they can't safely get to your street because of parked vehicles or other obstructions, no service will be provided.
How can I keep my driveway from being snowed-in by plowing?
Clearing City streets of snow requires pushing (plowing) snow from the center of the street to the edges. As a result, additional snow is deposited at the end of your driveway.
If you can't wait until plows have cleared your street before cleaning your driveway, here's help: clear snow from the end of your driveway and curb, particularly on the left side, to allow snow discharged from plows to accumulate there.
Is the City responsible for damage to my basketball goal, my mailbox or my decorative landscaping?
If your mailbox or landscaping is damaged by a snowplow, please notify the City by calling (636) 327-5102 for repairs. Because Wentzville code prohibits basketball goals and other obstructions in the public right-of-way (mid-street to about 1 foot beyond sidewalks), the City does NOT pay for basketball goal damage.
If I have an emergency, will the City plow my area first so an ambulance can get through?
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency; the dispatcher will contact the Street Division should an emergency vehicle need assistance to arrive at your home or business.
What slab replacement projects are happening this year?
In response to resident input, the City’s elected officials have once
again focused their attention on the annual street maintenance program.
The City annually reviews all City streets and develops a cost-efficient
schedule designed specifically to replace deteriorated concrete slabs
based upon individual concrete slab condition. To equitably select these
slabs, City staff performs field inspections and uses GPS equipment to
identify the street segments that are in the worst overall condition
within the City. This information is processed with in-house engineering
staff to cost effectively prepare the annual slab replacement program.
For more detailed information, including a list of 2017 projects, click here.