Lyons Snow Response Plan
==Information on Plowing Priority in Lyons==
This notice was issued by the Town of Lyons:
All State Highways (SH-66, SH-7 and US-36) within the Town Limits of Lyons are maintained and plowed by CDOT as the weather dictates.
(This means Main Street and Broadway, downtown Lyons)
==Routes maintained by the town are:
—–Primary Routes – arterial streets (green on the map)with access to important locations such as Town Hall, business district or schools are plowed with 2” or more. There are also 5 hills (red on the map) in town which have a tendency to become difficult to pass and they are treated along with primary routes.
—–Secondary Routes – residential streets (blue on the map) with average or low traffic are plowed with 4” or more.—–Alleyways (purple on the map) are plowed when there is 6” or more of snow.—–
In accordance with the Lyons Municipal Code, property owners – including both residents and businesses – must remove snow or ice within 24 hours after the last accumulation. If sidewalks remain hazardous and unkempt, the Town may mitigate and charges will be sent to the property owner.
Lyons Municipal Code, Sec. 11-1-50:
It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow or ice.
Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe environment.
Town managed sidewalks
Town-managed sidewalks and right-of-ways are prioritized based on three different levels for area of impact (refer to map)
Critical (red on map )– areas that offer access to highly used Town buildings/facilities (Depot, Town Hall, Visitors Center) and RTD Park and Ride areas. These are treated (when warranted) anytime freezing temperatures and precipitation are expected, shoveled along with Primary Routes
School Routes (green on map) – Sidewalks that funnel pedestrian traffic to the High School. These are shoveled and/or plowed any time accumulations of 2” or more occur and treated as needed
Secondary Routes and Trails (blue on map) – Sidewalks and trails with below average traffic, often in parks. These are shoveled and/or plowed any time accumulations of 4” or more occur and treated as needed
(Go to the Town of Lyons web site if you wish to enlarge the maps for viewing)