COLUMBIA — With major roadways cleared, the city is working on widening cleared paths on roadways and cleaning up cul-de-sacs.
“We made it through all the residential streets at this point,” said Jill Stedem, public information specialist at the Public Works Department. This includes all critical, first priority and second priority snow routes.
Stedem said that its aim is to go after streets in a cleanup effort while also widening them and not blocking driveways. She said that one of the goals today is to do cleanup work in cul-de-sacs, but that’s hard because there’s nowhere to put the plowed snow.
The crews, which will be using front end loaders and backhoes along with the city’s 18 snowplows, have about 500 miles of road to cover, Stedem said.
But people wondering when the swaths of uncleared sidewalks will be salted should not look to the city to do the job.
“Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owners or residents,” Stedem said.