Winter is coming. Snow will fall and plows will take to the streets. Here’s a refresher on Eagan’s winter parking, plowing, and some curbside reminders to help us all take on the season.
Odd/Even Daytime Parking
Keeping cars off the street during the day helps us get your streets plowed more easily. But sometimes you need to park in the street. Just remember to match the side of the street, odd numbered or even numbered, with the date and you’ve got it. Winter parking rules are in place from November 15 through April 15, regardless of snow.
From 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (daytime)
- On Even Days: Parking is allowed on the side of the street with even house numbers.
On Odd Days: Parking is allowed on the side of the street with odd house numbers.
From 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (nighttime)
- Every Night: Parking is allowed on the both sides of the street.
This ordinance is in effect whether there is snow or not. Cars parked where they shouldn’t be may be ticketed and/or towed.
City crews begin plowing once two inches of snow is on the ground. Ice, sleet, drifting or other factors may get trucks on the road. Crews start plowing on higher volume City streets, then move on to clear residential City streets and cul-de-sacs.
Dakota County and the State of Minnesota are responsible for maintaining county roads (Cliff Road, Diffley Road, Lexington Avenue, Lone Oak Road, Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road) and State/Interstate highways (35E, 494, Hwy 77/Cedar Avenue, Hwy 3, Hwy 13, Hwy 149 and Hwy 55). Private street plowing is coordinated through neighborhood associations.
Learn more at www.cityofeagan.com/snow.
Trail & Sidewalk Plowing
Approximately 81 miles of boulevard trails and sidewalks are cleared following snowfall, once streets are safely cleared. This is generally 1-3 days after snowfall—sometimes longer during significant or back-to-back storms.
Each spring, the City Council reviews residents’ petitions to add new trail/sidewalk segments to the City’s plow route for the following winter. All petitions must be received by April 1.
Free Curb Marking Stakes
To help prevent lawn or sprinkler head damage by plows, try marking hidden curb lines. Free wooden stakes (eight per household) are available at the Eagan Maintenance Facility, 3501 Coachman Point.
Keep the right-of-way clear of items like fences, landscaping, sprinkler heads, and garbage containers as the City is not responsible for damage if these items occurs. Garbage containers awaiting pick-up should be set back four to eight feet behind the curb.