Winter Roadway Service

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Level of Service Locator

The Level of Service Locator will allow you to enter a valid Municipal address and it will return a map with which Class that address is in.

Road Classifications

Road Classification information for the various levels within the City
ClassDescription
1The City does not have any Class 1 roadways within its jurisdiction.
2Arterial and Collector roads with Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) greater than 15,000 , Business Improvement Areas and Major Rural roads
3Collector roads and Transit roads with Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) between 4,000 and 15,000
4Local Residential, Commercial, and Minor Hard Surfaced Rural roads with Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) between 500 and 4,000
5Local Residential Roads with Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) between 50 and 500

Level of Service for Roadways

The following table summarizes the level of winter maintenance service that the City of Niagara Falls will provide for Class 2 & 3 roadways, treating and plowing of roads commences as soon as snow beings to accumulate

Winter Service level for Class 2 and 3 Roadways
ClassWinter HazardDescription
2Snow AccumulationThe objective is essentially bare pavement, to be reached as soon as possible, after a storm has ended, and normally within six (6) hours.
2Icy RoadThe objective is to treat the icy roadway as soon as possible after becoming aware that the road is icy, and normally within four (4) hours.
3Snow AccumulationThe objective is essentially centre bare pavement, to be reached, as soon as possible,after a storm has ended, and normally within twelve (12) hours.
3Icy RoadThe objective is to treat the icy roadway as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the road is icy, and normally within eight (8) hours.

The following table summarizes the level of winter maintenance service that the City of Niagara Falls will provide for Class 4 & 5 roadways, treating and plowing of roads commences once 8cm of snow has accumulated

Winter Service level for Class 4 and 5 Roadways
ClassWinter HazardDescription
4Snow AccumulationThe objective is essentially centre bare pavement, to be reached as soon as possible,after a storm has ended, and normally within sixteen (16) hours.
4Icy RoadThe objective is to treat the icy roadway as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the road is icy, and normally within twelve (12) hours.
5Snow AccumulationThe objective is to make the road as safe as possible, to be reached, as soon as possible, after a storm has ended and normally within twenty-four (24) hours.
5Icy RoadThe objective is to treat the icy roadway, as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the road is icy and normally within sixteen (16) hours.