Department of Public Works

Good Question: Why Do We Use Less Sand On Roads?Every winter, cities, counties and the state spend millions clearing our roads of snow and ice. Each method comes with costs and benefits, but crews have really cut back on abrasives. Over the past decade, there's been a move away from spreading sand to cut down on the slippery spots.
The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On RecyclingFrom the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Minneapolis Doubling Up On Pothole PatrolPotholes have become a nuisance for many Twin Cities drivers and the City of Minneapolis wants to fix that problem.
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