Public Works

350 South 5th Street
RM 203 City Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Public Works Green Pages

Street Maintenance

Snow Removal

  • Minneapolis has experimented with alternative methods for ice control including using molasses and sugar beet solutions for ice melting as a way to reduce the use of salt.
     
  • Minneapolis has retrofitted trucks with automatic stop of salt distribution to limit over-salting when the trucks are sitting in traffic.
     
  • Minneapolis Public Works is an active partner with the Shingle Creek and Minnehaha Creek Watersheds in reducing salt usage along the parkways and streets that drain into these impaired waters.

Street Sweeping

  • Minneapolis has increased its use of new generation sweepers that reduce pollutants and grit.
     
  • Street sweepings are used as daily cover for the Construction Debris landfill located in Monticello.

Last updated Oct 25, 2011