The safety of Highland City residents during and after a snow event is a top priority for the City. Our Public Works department utilizes all available assets as needed to clear the roads depending on the storm event, snowfall received, and duration of the storm. Salt and sand are used only at intersections and other problematic locations to provide traction.
Snow Plowing Priority
Street plowing priority is based on the road classification and usage. Those streets identified as arterial or collector roads and those deemed to be in the minimum network needed to provide basic transportation for public safety such as near schools or steep grades, will receive priority. These streets will be plowed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week when weather conditions warrant. When storm conditions have moderated, lower priority roads and roads interior to subdivisions, including cul-de-sacs will be plowed. It may take anywhere from 3 to 5 days after the storm before crews are able to clear all of these areas.
There are three traffic corridors within Highland that fall under the jurisdiction of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). These roads are SR-92 (Timpanogos Highway/Canyon Road), SR-74 (Alpine Highway), and SR-129 (North County Boulevard). Questions and concerns regarding these roads should be referred to the UDOT Region 3 offices at 801-227-8000.
Street parking is prohibited from December 1 to March 31 between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and any time snow is present to allow access to the plows for snow removal. The Police Department may issue parking citations or even have vehicles towed that are parked on the street during or shortly after a snow storm. Residents should also be mindful to keep all obstructions such as basketball hoops, trailers, trash cans, etc. off the streets during snow removal.
When snow is plowed the resulting windrow flows to the side of the road including in front of mailboxes and into driveways. We understand that this is extremely frustrating to our residents. Because our first priority is to clear the road and create a safe travel way, it is not an option to raise the plow blade at every drive approach. We ask for your understanding and cooperation. Clearing a 10-foot area of the oncoming lane shoulder may help with this.
Property owners should clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow storm. This helps ensure children can make it to school safely and other pedestrians stay safe as well. Remember to push the snow onto your own property. Putting snow into the streets can make the road more dangerous for automobiles and snowplows. After the snow has been removed from the streets, Public Works employees will work to remove any snow from the walking trails and school sidewalk routes.
Resident who feel that they have a dangerous road condition should call Highland City Public Works at (801) 772-4515 during regular office hours (Monday—Thursday, 7:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m.) or call (801) 420-2553 after-hours. To report parking/traffic violations on neighborhood streets, please call the Lone Peak Police Dept. at (801) 756-9800. All concerns about UDOT roads should be directed to UDOT Region 3 office at (801) 227-8000.