Snow Removal Feedback

We are always looking for ways to improve winter operations within the City of Lebanon. Due to budget restraints, we continue to evaluate how winter operations are conducted both now and in the future. Your input is always welcome. 

There was a proposal several years ago to re-align plowing operations and even the discontinuance of sidewalk plowing by the City. That was only a proposal. The City has continued to perform winter maintenance operations including sidewalks. However, due to reductions in staff and funding, we must evaluate how maintenance will be accomplished almost daily.

Maintenance and Priority Order

Plow routes now take longer to complete, low priority streets and sidewalks may remain snow-covered longer, and there may be some areas that are not plowed until long after a storm has ended. City streets and sidewalks are assigned to routes and are assigned priorities. These priorities are assigned based on the following criteria for streets:

  • primary arteries
  • school bus routes
  • hills
  • dangerous corners and intersections.

City sidewalks are rated in a similar fashion.

Evaluation and Your Input

Each year we perform an evaluation of snow routes and priorities and plans for upcoming years.  Your input is requested and will be reviewed and considered. Please look at your neighborhood:

  • Are there sidewalks that could wait until after the storm? 
  • Are there areas that need extra or additional attention? 

If there are areas of concern, please submit them using our LebConnect service (see "Seasonal Issues" category) or drop a note addressed to:

Department of Public Works
193 Dartmouth College Highway,
Lebanon, NH 03766

You can also call the Public Works Office during regular operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at 603-448-3112.