Serviced Areas to Include 20 Miles of Predetermined City Streets with High Vehicular and Pedestrian Activity

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse issued a Request for Proposals on Friday, Sept. 21 to select a contractor to offer sidewalk snow clearing to a predetermined network of city streets. The RFP is now available on the City’s website at Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

The Office of the Mayor, Department of Public Works (DPW), and the Office of Accountability, Performance, and Innovation (api) presented snow safety plans for winter 2018-19 at the Syracuse Common Council Public Works Committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The City’s plan includes a pilot program for municipal sidewalk snow removal, which focuses on priority areas around the city. Under the program, the City will clear snow from sidewalks on about 20 centerline miles of roadway, or approximately 40 total miles of sidewalk, that see high vehicular and pedestrian activity.

The RFP specifies that the contractor shall utilize proper snow clearing equipment that is operated by trained personnel to remove snow, ice, or hardpack from sidewalks, corners, and crosswalks located within the municipal Right-of-Way. It also states that the contractor must:

  • have proven experience with providing winter maintenance services
  • show capability to deliver, with resources and financial backing

All project inquiries can be directed to the project manager and director of operations Corey Driscoll Dunham at 315-448-8005.


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