The Streets division consists of eight equipment operators who maintain approximately 38 lane-miles of paved roadways, alleys, sidewalks, trails and parking areas. In addition to maintaining the public rights-of-way (ROW), the staff also performs maintenance to street signs, traffic signals, street lighting and storm and surface drainage facilities.
Streets and Streetscapes Responsibilities:
- Street repairs, sweeping and drainage facility maintenance
- Snow Management Operational Plan (SMOP)
- Grounds, parks, open space and trails maintenance
- Maintenance of Town assets including buildings, vehicles and equipment
Public Works provides maintenance to approximately 38 lane-miles of asphalt road, ROW and alleys. This includes pothole patching, striping, traffic control devices such as signs and traffic control signals, street sweeping, snow management, and maintenance of surface and storm drainage facilities.
Parking Regulations and Restrictions
The Town of Fraser prohibits parking in any portion of the public ROW. Vehicles or obstacles impeding snow plowing operations may ticketed and/or towed at the owners expense. This is most important during the snow months of November through April, as it allows snow removal crews to perform these operations efficiently and safely.
Snow Management Operations Plan
Snow plowing operations generally run from November through April. During this period there is No Parking allowed on town streets or ROW. The one exception is Zerex Street (US 40) in the business district, where the hours of restriction are between 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.
To learn more about your location and priority level please view our snow plowing route map. This map is a tool the equipment operators utilize in performing their jobs in a consistent and safe manner and are an integral part of the Town Snow Management Operational Plan (SMOP).
Private Snow Plowing Operations
It is the responsibility of all property owners to keep that portion of sidewalk(s) adjoining their property clear of snow and ice. In addition, property owners are prohibited from pushing, placing or storing snow in or onto the public ROW and must place said snow back on to their property. In addition, property owners are also responsible for clearing the snow berm left behind in their driveways following the Town snow plowing operations, which could occur more than once during a 24-hour period.
Fleet & Equipment Maintenance
Fraser maintains a fleet of approximately 21 different types of vehicles ranging from light duty to heavy duty and a variety of snow and ice fighting attachments such as snow boxes for pushing snow and straight blades for cutting ice pack:
- 3 medium duty 4x4 snow and ice trucks
- 3 wheel loaders
- 1 skid steer w/attachments
- 1 motor grader w/benching wing
- 1 mini-excavator
- 1 tandem 12 yd dump truck
- 1 street sweeper
- 10 miscellaneous utility trucks and staff vehicles.
Access Permits for Excavations in the Rights-of-way
Access/Driveway permits are required whenever there is work being planned in the public Rights-of-way (ROW) to ensure that the integrity of our streets and shoulders are maintained in a "like new" condition. Obtain an Application and complete the form; schedule an appointment to process the permit with the PW Administrator. Please be sure to have the proper method of payment (cash, money order or company check) with you at the time you are scheduled. A site plan is required. All forms submitted to the Town must contain original signatures. We do not accept forms submitted electronically. An approved traffic control plan must be provided and maintained on site in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
The Town maintains many areas throughout its boundaries including planters and beds, seasonal decorations, public facilities including parks and picnic areas and over 120 acres of open space throughout town.
The Public Works and Water Maintenance Facility is located at 125 Fraser Avenue.