The Streets of Lima
The City of Lima encompasses nearly 14 square miles with over 150 miles of roadway. The Division of Streets has the daunting task of maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the city's public streets, alleys and common spaces. Responsibilities of the division include snow removal (PDF), roadway repair, roadway signage, street lighting, pothole repair, street sweeping, catch basin repair, tree removal, leaf removal (PDF) and many other maintenance obligations.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Division of Streets, please contact our Deputy Public Works Director, Warner Roach.
Winter Driving - Snow Emergency Classifications
A county sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code secion 311.07 & 311.08, declare a snow emergency and temporarily close the state roads and municipal streets within his/her jurisdiction when such action is reasonably necessary for the preservation of public peace.
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.
City of Lima Street Crew, 1930
City of Lima Street Crew, 2002