City Street Maintenance


Public Works Department
Maintenance Center
17073 Adelmann St. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 447-9896


Public Works Director/City Engineer
Andy Brotzler

Maintenance Superintendent
Jake Theisen

Streets and Sewer Foreman
Jim Larson

Interactive map of street projects in Prior Lake. Red markers are major City projects planned for the current year and brown shaded areas are mill-and-overlay work. Grey markers are projects from last year that are finishing up, while yellow dots are project planned for next year. Current and planned county projects are in blue and State projects are black. Click the tools in the map's menu bar for more options.

The City of Prior Lake maintains nearly 100 miles of local streets and utilizes a variety of maintenance methods including bituminous patching, crack sealing, seal coating and overlaying to maximize the life of streets. Many of Prior Lake's streets were built in the '70s and '80s and are showing substantial wear due to older construction methods and the soils underneath. The City is committed to reconstructing these streets. Until that time, the city will utilize available funding to keep them safe and useable.

Maintenance and construction workers are vulnerable when working on streets. Please use care and patience when maneuvering around or through construction zones. For questions regarding scheduled projects, contact Public Works at (952) 447-9896 or visit the Street Projects page.

The Public Works Operations Manual defines street maintenance activities, and the street sign, sidewalk and trail inspection, street sweeping and winter maintenance policies. It outlines snow and ice control objectives and procedures as established by the City of Prior Lake and information on priority snow routes and proper mailbox placement to protect it from the snow plows (see Winter Operations and Show Control below). Click here to view the Winter Maintenance Policies found within the Public Works Operations Manual.


In order to quickly and promptly remove snow from City streets, it is unlawful to park any vehicle on any street within the city between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 until March 31. It is also unlawful to park any vehicle during all other times following a continuous or intermittent snowfall with an accumulation of two or more inches, or during a snow emergency, until the snow has been plowed to the full width of the street. Any vehicle parked in violation of this subsection may be towed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 169.041. A violation of this subsection shall be a petty misdemeanor. The city contracts with Allen's Towing Service at (952) 894-1000, 7215 W. 128th St. in Savage.


Below are the spring load restrictions for the City of Prior Lake as determined by Mn/DOT. Click here to see the full Seasonal Load Limit Notification from MnDOT. During these times, county, city and township roads, unless posted otherwise, are limited to the axle limits as shown on this load limit map (click here). For state highway load restrictions, see the MnDOT Office of Materials and Road Research website.

Prior Lake Spring Road Restrictions
All City PAVED roads have a 7-ton-per-axle load limit.
All City UNPAVED roads have a 5-ton-per-axle load limit.
The City of Prior Lake does not issue any overweight permits.
No Overweight Permits are issued during the Spring Load Restriction period. Full-summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after Spring Load Restrictions are lifted.


The largest street improvement each year is the early summer street overlay projects. Residential streets are seal coated in early June. Street and utility crews tag houses and businesses in the street seal coat areas. Do not park in the street or blow grass clippings into the street. Do not drive on a road that has been seal coated until the rock is down. For questions regarding scheduled projects, contact Public Works at (952) 447-9896.


Spring sweeping of snow and ice control aggregate begins when streets are significantly clear of snow and ice, usually late March or early April, after the risk of later snowfall has passed. Spring sweeping is typically completed by May 15. Fall sweeping will commence Sept. 15 and typically is completed by Nov. 15. Areas with extensive foliage will be swept after most of the leaves have fallen.