Snow & Ice Control

041 december 7The Village is responsible for over 40 miles of roadway. Cleaning the roadways of snow and ice can take up to six hours once the snow has stopped falling. Parking on the roadways after an accumulation of one inch or more is prohibited by Village Code. Village Code also prohibits privately contracted services from depositing snow into the streets. Snow plows will leave some snow at the end of the driveways, and it is the resident’s responsibility to clear this snow. For more information, contact the Village of Lincolnshire Public Works at 847/913-2380. To view the Village Snow Plow routes please click here.

Winter Road Responsibilities

The Lincolnshire Public Works Department have been busy preparing our equipment, training our drivers, and planning our snow removal response efforts for the upcoming winter season.

Please see the information below which details winter road maintenance responsibilities:

This winter season there are two important things to remember:

  • Illinois Tollway Jurisdiction: Interstate 94 and ramps from IL 22 to and from Interstate 94
    If you have a concern regarding one of these roads please contact the Illinois Tollway at *999
  • IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) Road Jurisdiction:
    • Route 22 (Half Day Road)
    • Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
    • Olde Half Day Road between Route 22 (Half Day Road) and US Route 45/IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
    • US Route 45

If you have a concern regarding one of these roads please contact IDOT at 847.705.4000 or by email at http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/WER/?from=1

  • LCDOT (Lake County Department of Transportation) Road Jurisdiction:
    • Riverwoods Road
    • Everett Road
    • Duffy Lane

If you have a concern regarding one of these roads, please contact Lake County at 847.377.7400 or by email at http://www.lakecountyil.gov/3637/Report-a-Concern 

After Hour Emergencies: Please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 847.883.9900 for after hour snow plowing issues that are urgent.

Bike Path Snow Removal Policy

• It is the Villages policy to provide snow removal to paths identified as critical transportation corridors for safe travel to schools and commerce areas. Every effort is made to clear paths as soon as crews are able to pull off of roadway assignments, however it may be up to 48 hours after a snow event before paths can be addressed.
• Other connector paths and neighborhood paths will be addressed within 72 hours after roadway snow removal operations are complete
• It is not the Village’s policy to plow internal paths located within Village Parks.
• It should be noted the Village does not apply salt to Village pathways.
• During the winter season, pedestrians should use the path at their own risk.

Mailbox Damage

The Public Works Department makes every effort to avoid damage to any property. If it is found that a residential mailbox is damaged by Public Works, the Public Works Department is to repair any damage in a timely manner. The Public Works Department stocks a 4 X 4 solid cedar mailbox post with a standard metal black mailbox. If a mailbox is damaged by Public Works for any reason, we will contact the homeowner and inform them of our policy and give them a choice of our cedar post/standard box replacement OR a reimbursement of the cost of up to $100.00. The resident will need to furnish receipts to the Village prior to the reimbursement. Public Works will only perform installation of the stock cedar post/ mailbox. No repairs will be made to damage to any unusual mailboxes not allowed or grandfathered in per Village Code Section 8-3-11.

For damages caused by snow removal operations during normal business hours, please contact Administrative Assistant, Emily Land at 847.913.2380.

Village Anti-Icing Procedures

While de-icing of roads has traditionally been performed using rock salt, the Village utilizes an anti-icing liquid which is more effective, provides a longer response time and has cut down on rock salt usage by 30%. The organic compounds the Village uses in its liquids help to reduce the environmental issues connected with salts and have longer residual effects when spread on roadways. When wintry weather is predicted, the Public Works Department will initiate anti-icing operations 12-24 hours prior to the predicted start of an event during normal business hours. This operation consists of applying a combination of salt brine, a liquid agricultural product, and liquid calcium chloride to the pavement throughout the highest traffic areas in the Village.

Ways to Protect Your Home

Clearance of Fire Hydrants
There are 800 fire hydrants in the Village. It is difficult for Public Works personnel to locate and shovel out each of these fire hydrants when snow accumulates. Please help clear the snow around the fire hydrants in your areas. This will help the Fire Department to be able to locate them quickly if needed in the event of an emergency.

Protect Water Lines from FreezingFrozen Pipes

  • Keep home temperatures no lower than 55F.
  • In extreme cold, allow cold water to drip through faucets.
  • Open Cabinets and closets containing water lines to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • Consider installing pipe insulation.
  • Periodically check pipe insulation.