The Village of Richfield Department of Public Works needs your help in
making our roadways safe this winter season!
The Village of Richfield has categorized winter weather
operations according to the type of storm and classification of the road. It is our goal to maintain roads in a
drivable condition and return them to normal conditions according to the
priority classification established below.
Priority 1: Main roads (Arterials) - Clean dry
pavement in driving lanes
Priority 2: Secondary roads (Collectors) - Plowed, but
may have slight snow cover, or ice pack
Priority 3: Low volume residential roads (Locals), Dead Ends and Cul-De-Sacs - Plowed, but may have moderate snow cover,
or ice pack
Village plow operators are drawn from Public Works, Parks, Fleet
Maintenance and On-call seasonal employees.
This work force is available for “normal” working hours as well as
“after hours” operations. These
operators are also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the
Village. Staffing is constantly being
evaluated and adjusted to ensure we are providing the best possible services to
the residents of the Village of Richfield.
Staffing can also be dictated by the intensity of a weather system,
hours of the day/evening and overall volume of traffic throughout the Village.
Winter weather presents challenges which all drivers should
be prepared for. Each storm has its own unique characteristics with variable
conditions such as wind, temperature, timing, duration and moisture
content. As you know, in Wisconsin driving
conditions can deteriorate quickly! We
ask all drivers to prepare themselves and their vehicles with the necessary
winter driving equipment and also allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Drivers should ALWAYS be prepared for the unexpected and respond accordingly.