Street Division Frequently Asked Questions
How many miles of streets does the City of Wentzville maintain?
The City has grown tremendously over the past 20 years. As of 2021, approximately 368 lane miles of streets are maintained by the City of Wentzville. To efficiently clear snow, the City has 16 trucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders.
There are also many streets in and around Wentzville that are not plowed by the City. These roads are maintained by MoDOT and are not normally cleared by City crews unless otherwise approved under a mutual aid request or as authorized by the City Administrator. Such roads include:
• Highways 70 and 40/61
• Highway 70/North Service Road/South Service Road
• Lettered Highways, including Highway A, Highway N and Highway Z
• Continental Drive
• Linn Cemetery Hill
Will the City clean my sidewalk or parking lot?
Residents and business owners are required to keep their own driveways, sidewalks and private streets clear of ice and snow.
I park on the street and my car gets buried by snow plows. What can I do?
If no off-street parking is available, it is strongly recommended that you and your neighbors park along one side of the road, only. If snowplow crews feel they can't safely get to your street because of parked vehicles or other obstructions, no service will be provided.
During a snow emergency, it is unlawful for vehicles to park on a City public roadway. Vehicles in violation may be ticketed or towed. Residents are permitted to park in driveways while blocking the sidewalks during a Snow Emergency. If no off-street parking is available, residents may leave their cars in the parking lot of any City of Wentzville public building and move it back to your home once the snow emergency has ended.
How can I keep my driveway from being snowed-in by plowing?
Clearing City streets of snow requires pushing (plowing) snow from the center of the street to the edges. As a result, additional snow is deposited at the end of your driveway.
If you can't wait until plows have cleared your street before cleaning your driveway, here's help: when facing your home, shovel snow to the LEFT side of the end of your driveway and curb (the RIGHT side when facing the street). This will prevent City plows from pushing snow back into your driveway.
Is the City responsible for damage to my basketball goal, my mailbox or my decorative landscaping?
If your mailbox or landscaping is damaged by a snowplow, please notify the City by calling (636) 327-5101 for repairs. Because Wentzville code prohibits basketball goals and other obstructions in the public right-of-way (mid-street to about 1 foot beyond sidewalks), the City does NOT pay for basketball goal damage.
If I have an emergency, will the City plow my area first so an ambulance can get through?
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency; the dispatcher will contact the Street Division should an emergency vehicle need assistance to arrive at your home or business.
What slab replacement projects are happening this year?
In response to resident input, the City’s elected officials have once again focused their attention on the annual street maintenance program. The City annually reviews all City streets and develops a cost-efficient schedule designed specifically to replace deteriorated concrete slabs based upon individual concrete slab condition. To equitably select these slabs, City staff performs field inspections and uses GPS equipment to identify the street segments that are in the worst overall condition
within the City. This information is processed with in-house engineering staff to cost effectively prepare the annual slab replacement program.
For more detailed information, including a list of current projects, click here.