Overview of Streets Department
The Public Works Department provides service for 34.5 lane miles of paved roadway. In addition to public street rights-of-way, the Streets Department responsibilities include alley maintenance, surface and storm drainage, signage and streetlight maintenance. There are four full time employees in the Streets Department.
Utility Excavation Permits
Public Works Administration Department issues all utility excavation permits within the Town.
The Town of Frisco does not allow on-street parking from midnight to 6:00 a.m. The Town of Frisco does have posted “No Parking” on streets and will enforce Ordinance Section 177-6 of the Traffic Code.
Overnight parking is available at the following locations:
- There are 6 “overnight” designated spots on North 7th Avenue by Triangle Park on the east end of Main Street. There are signs indicating “overnight” parking.
- The West Main Street “Kayak” Lot is located on the west end of Frisco Main Street and is an official overnight lot. This lot is located next to I70/exit 201 and overnight parking is not signed, but it is allowed in the lower lot, which is closer to I70.
OVERNIGHT PARKING IS ALLOWED FOR 24 HOURS MAXIMUM.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Also be aware that the placing, dumping, or pushing of snow onto Town streets or right-of-ways is prohibited. The Town of Frisco, Ordinance 127-38, in part states:
A. It is the duty of the occupant, owner or tenant of any lot, tract or parcel of real estate, whether vacant or occupied, within the Town of Frisco to keep sidewalks continuous thereto reasonably free from accumulation of snow and ice and to remove the same with dispatch.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person, business or corporation to push or deposit snow or ice upon any street, sidewalk, alley, right-of-way or other public property or any portion thereof.
To learn more about our Snow Plowing and Snow Removal Operations, please view our Snow Brochure
Snow Removal operations run from November through April, during which there is NO PARKING on Main Street from 2:00am – 6:00am. Following is information regarding other areas in Frisco in relation to snow removal:
All other Streets / Alleys / Right-of-Ways: No parking from midnight – 6:00am. Because of the danger to both parked vehicles, and snow removal equipment and personnel, there are “No Parking” restrictions on all Town right-of-ways. In the Core Area of town, there is no parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. On residential streets and alleys there is a no parking restriction from midnight to 6 a.m. The Town of Frisco does have posted “No Parking” on streets and will enforce Ordinance Section 177-6 of the Traffic Code. All vehicles impeding the snow removal operations during these hours will be towed (at the owner’s expense). Please help us do a better job by observing the parking restrictions on public right-of-ways. The Town offers two public parking lots for overnight parking. Those public parking lots are located at Third Avenue/Granite Street and West Main Street/Forest Drive. These lots have been designated for short-term overnight parking through the winter months.
Driveways: Our goal is to have all streets plowed by early morning for your safety on the roadways. When plowing Town streets, snow berms are sometimes created across private driveways. Removal of this snow in driveways is the responsibility of the property owner. We ask that you plow this bermed snow back onto your private property and not into the Town right-of-way.
Private Snow Plowing: Property owners should be aware that the placing, dumping, or pushing of snow onto Town streets or right-of-ways from adjacent properties is prohibited by Ordinance 127-38. Please plow snow back onto your private property and not into the Town right-of-way.
Sidewalks: The Town of Frisco will provide sidewalk clearing in the Core Area of Town and a majority of the bike paths. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep all other sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that pedestrians can be assured of safe travel.
Snow Operations FAQ
What does the term ‘Town Right-of-Way’ mean?
While the Town rights-of-way measure between 60-85 feet in width, as a general guideline the Town utilizes a minimum of 20 feet on each side of the pavement for public utilities, street maintenance, drainage and snow storage. Citizens should be aware that snow operations require use of the full width of the asphalt and the 20 feet on each side of the street within the right-of-way.
When is it O.K. to park on my street again after it’s been plowed?
The Town of Frisco does not allow on-street parking from midnight to 6:00 a.m. We appreciate your cooperation in waiting until the street has been completely plowed to the full width. This typically requires a minimum of two passes by the plow to get the job completed.
Why don’t you just tow cars that don’t observe the parking restrictions?
We try, but it’s very time consuming. It involves coordination of the Street Division, Police Department and a towing company. If there’s a car on your street that’s never moved, call the Police Department at 668-5276 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Call 668-3579 after 5:00 p.m on weekdays and on weekends and holidays. The Police Department will put notices on offending vehicles when possible, to alert those who must move, minimizing the need to ticket or tow.
I’m very concerned about the environment: Why don’t you do more plowing and eliminate the use of all the sand and salt?
Plowing and sanding don’t serve the same purpose. It’s very important that both are done during a snowfall. We use a low ratio of salt to sand and we try to sweep the streets as soon as weather permits, minimizing airborne particulate matter (PM10). The Town of Frisco uses a maximum of 5% salt to sand. Over the past several years we have reduced the use of salt and sand by 50%. In the commercial area of town, intersections, bus routes, and problem hills, a liquid de-icer has been used with much success. This de-icer helps alleviate some of the environmental issues that come with the use of abrasives.
Who can I call if I’ve got a complaint or a request?
For snow plowing or sanding operations call 668-0836. For illegally parked or abandoned vehicles call 668-5276 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Call 668-3579 after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays.
Can’t the Town remove the snow they put in my driveway?
When you consider the number of driveways in town, it would be logistically impossible. Our primary duty is to keep the public streets, intersections, and sidewalks safe, with a typical storm taking crews 10-12 hours to complete!
I’d like to make a suggestion on snow removal: to whom can I send it?
We’re happy to receive your input. Send suggestions to the Town of Frisco, Public Works Department, P.O. Box 4100, Frisco, CO 80443; or call 668-0836.