Gahanna established its snow removal policy to help ensure that the roads and passageways throughout the City are cleared in a safe, logical and fiscally responsible manner. Every street in Gahanna is placed into one of four categories. Many factors are taken into consideration when categorizing each street including usage, access and, above all, safety. The category determines the priority of when and how streets are treated and cleared. The four categories include:
- Arterial: main streets that experience the most traffic volume and are essential to maintaining traffic flow through the city (i.e. N Hamilton Rd, Stygler Rd, Granville St.)
- Collector: streets that lead to arterial streets (i.e.Tresham Rd, Lincolnshire Rd, Flint Ridge Dr, Harrison Pond Dr)
- Residential: neighborhood streets (i.e. Wickham Way, Knights Ave, Iroquois Park Pl.)
- Courts: cul-de-sacs (may or may not lead to collector streets)
In a plowing event, arterial streets are plowed first. After all the arterial streets are cleared, plows will then work on the collector streets. Following collector streets are residential streets and then courts. We ask that residents have patience during snow and ice events. Ideally every street would be treated or cleared immediately; however, limited resources such as equipment, manpower and funds require the City to act in the most efficient and safe manner. In such events, the Service Department’s Streets Division works with the Police Department around the clock to ensure the safety of all who drive on Gahanna’s roadways.