Every winter storm brings a new set of challenges for the City of Framingham. The Department of Public Works works diligently around the clock to provide a reasonably safe travel environment both during and after winter storm events. Framingham’s primary focus is on main roads with higher speeds and a greater volume of traffic. In addition to ensuring that neighborhood roads are reasonably passable.
Framingham Public Works utilizes employees from all divisions to assist with the removal of snow and ice.
Each area is divided into four zones and is supervised by a Highway supervisor. Each zone is divided into four to five routes and is managed by a DPW supervisor.
Framingham’s arterial roadways, such as Concord Street, are designated as hub routes. Four hub routes handle the highest volume of traffic. The primary roads of each zone, such as Brook Street, are specified as point 1 routes.
These factors must be considered to preserve our workforce, equipment, and materials.