Public Works Department
the Public Works Director
Winter Season Snow Removal
The Village Public Works Department’s primary objective during the winter
season is to keep approximately 29 miles of roads free from snow and ice
through plowing and salting operations. The Public Works crew needs four to
five hours to plow the entire Village under normal plowing conditions. The
first priority of salting is to apply calcium chloride or salt to hills,
turns, and intersections as conditions warrant. Once the snow has stopped
falling and during the last plow through the area, salt is applied to
streets where needed. During icing or freezing rain conditions, the salting
of Village streets is a priority.
Calcium Chloride will be used in
combination with rock salt and in addition in liquid form only on hills,
intersections, and turns. The calcium chloride assists the rock salt in
melting the ice and snow to temperatures to zero. The use of calcium
chloride is expected to reduce the amount of rock salt used by 30%.
Below is how you can assist
with getting your street cleared of snow and ice:
Move Vehicles Parked on
Residents should remove all vehicles parked on the roadway as soon
as it begins to snow. This will assist snow removal for the entire road
surface. A vehicle parked on the roadway presents a hazard when snow on
the roadway freezes in place.
Depositing Snow in the
The practice of pushing or blowing snow from private driveways into
public roadways is prohibited. It is against Village Ordinance and
presents a hazard to vehicular traffic and hinders subsequent snow
removal efforts. The Village trucks plow snow to the side of the road
and sometimes it may drift across driveways. It is the property owner’s
responsibility to remove any snow that is deposited across a driveway
during snow removal operations. Please do not deposit snow onto paved
areas of the street.
If you have a concern about road conditions please call the following:
Village Owned Streets
Please call the Public Works Department at 923-7170 or 671-3721.
Including 123rd Street/McCarthy Road, LaGrange Road (Rt. 45)
Southwest Highway (Rt. 7), 131st Street east of Southwest
Highway, Route 83, and 119th Street
Please call the Illinois Department of Transportation at 1-847-705-
4222 or 1-847-705-4228
Including 80th Avenue, Wolf Road, 131st Street west of LaGrange
Road, 135th Street, and 104th Avenue
Please call Cook County Highway Department at 708-448-8006
131st Street between LaGrange Rd and Southwest Highway - please call
Orland Park Village Hall at 708-403-6100
Unincorporated residential streets adjacent to and outside the Village
of Palos Park – please call Palos Township Office at 708-598-4418.