Plow Through

Who Plows What?

Excellent question!! With miles and miles of pavement to plow, it would be nice to know who to acknowledge for their needful work & skills before, during and after a snowstorm or a fast & furious flurry!    

Streets & Roads
All of the streets/roads throughout Arlington Heights are maintained by either the State, the County, or the Village.  Many of the major thoroughfares are under the jurisdiction and maintained by either Cook County or IDOT, such as:

  • Algonquin Road
  • Arlington Heights Road
  • Central Road 
  • Dundee Road
  • Golf Road
  • Lake Cook Road
  • Northwest Highway
  • Palatine Road
  • Rand Road

This list is just a brief synopsis - - please review our Snow Removal Street Jurisdiction Map for a comprehensive list of our roads and who maintains them.

Sidewalks
The Village of Arlington Heights Public Works staff clears snow and ice from 7.3 miles of sidewalks during each snow or ice event. Crews typically focus their efforts around the morning and evening commute to giving commuters clear walks leading to the parking garages and commuter lots. During snow falls that exceed 10” of snow, an additional 17 miles of sidewalks are cleared near schools. 

Most of the sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice using a mechanical broom that is mounted in front of a tractor. Using mechanical brooms to clear snow from sidewalks has enabled the Village to drastically reduce the amount of salt needed each year. 

Village/Downtown Sidewalk Maps in PDF


School District Sidewalk Maps in PDF