Street Operations (Snow Removal, Lot Cleaning and Weed Cutting)

One of the most recognizable images of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is that of our Snow Fighting Trucks plowing and salting city roadways during a Chicago snow storm.  In fact, every time our full main fleet of Snow Fighting Trucks does just one pass of our entire route system they have traveled some 9,456 total lane miles. 

Visitors to downtown Chicago might recognize our "Street Ops" personnel as the people who hand sweep street waste or use our familiar "Green Machines" to keep our sidewalks clean.

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