In an effort to allow some parking on city streets in multi-family housing areas during snow events, the City is starting a pilot project in three areas of the city. Currently, no parking is allowed on city streets after a 2-inch snowfall until the roadway is plowed. Failure to move your car can result in a parking ticket. The City is installing new signage in the three areas indicated below. The new signage will allow parking on one side of the street (blue side) when there is a snow event. Once the street is plowed, residents must move their vehicles to the other side of the street (green side) so the remainder of the street can be plowed. Once both sides of the roadway are plowed, parking returns to normal posted parking regulations.
Pilot Project Areas Map
Area 1: Pascal Street - Centennial Drive - Terrace Drive
Area 2: Fry Street - Eldridge Avenue
Area 3: Hwy 36 Service Drive
Area 4: Grandview & Woodbridge
Area 5: Marion Street
Parking is allowed on the blue side of the roadway during a snow event for the first 24 hours. Once the blue side has been plowed, vehicles must be moved to the green side of the roadway. Failure to move vehicles may still result in tickets.
The City hopes this new signage will increase parking available to residents and reduce tickets during snow events by allowing some on-street parking, yet still allow the City to plow the streets properly. Residents who fail to follow the new parking regulations are still at risk of a ticket. City staff will work to educate residents on the new rules before we issue tickets. If you have any questions or feedback about the parking regulations, please contact Roseville Public Works.
Receive the latest information about snow plowing activities in Roseville directly from the City's Streets Department. Follow @RosevillePlows on Twitter to find out what street maintenance crews are anticipating and when plows will be out on city streets.
City Ordinance 602.09
No parking after snowfall
No person shall park any vehicle, except in compliance with directions of a police officer or in compliance with regulatory parking signs, on any street for a period of 48 hours commencing immediately after any 2 inches or more continuous snowfall or until snow removal has been completed on any street.
Minnesota Statute 160.2715 Section (a) subdivision (1) advises that pushing/blowing snow from driveways and sidewalks onto public roads may be punishable as a misdemeanor. Snow deposited or left on roadways creates a real hazard to passing motorists which can cause serious accidents. Even heavy snowplows have been damaged when hitting compacted and frozen snow deposited on the roadways. Because the practice is illegal to begin with, the person depositing the snow, as the prime cause of the accident, may also find him/herself faced with civil liability lawsuits. The City of Roseville’s Public Works Department urges you, as good neighbors and motorists, not to add to the hazards of winter time driving.