Road maintenance is an essential part of Public Works. By providing the proper maintenance, Dayton’s road system will give residents safe roads to travel on, and extend the life of the roads. In the winter time staff works to clear snow and put salt/sand down to help with icy conditions. Spring, summer, and fall months are utilized to fix potholes, complete crack-filling, and other maintenance work.

The City contracts out the majority of the asphalt road maintenance from full street reconstruction to crack-filling. Staff is responsible for fixing potholes, so if you know of one, please submit a contact form by choosing the department drop down menu to Public Works. Staff is also responsible for gravel road maintenance. They provide additional class 5 gravel where needed, and grade the roads in order to ensure proper storm water runoff.

The City Council adopted a new snow plowing policy on 10/28/15. Plowing will begin after accumulation of 2″ of snow or more, drifting snow, icy conditions that will affect travel. Plowing will begin on the arterial routes, then high volume residential streets, then low volume residential, and last but not least cul-de-sacs, trails and city parking lots.

Any enquiries for assistance from Hennepin county (ie road maintenance, tree trimming, road signs etc) should be directed to Hennepin County Dispatch 612-596-0299, they will set up a work order and prioritize the work.

Ditch Mowing Procedures

The City of Dayton will do selective ditch mowing beginning mid-June.  If there is a safety concern, the ditch will be mowed.  However, in an effort to give nesting birds and animals that use the roadside ditches to raise hatch-lings and young animals, full mowing will not occur until August 1. This policy is a recommendation for State, County and Township by MN/DOT & DNR.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Public Works Department at 763-427-3224.

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Roadsides for Wildlife