Snow Removal

Supporting, Revitalizing and Growing Businesses

One of BID’s core focuses is Snow Removal to improve walkability, maintain parking and allow for ease of access to downtown retail and businesses.

BID coordinates snow removal with the city at times generally outside of business hours. Excess snow is placed in piles and BID pays for the removal of these piles when needed.

As a business or property owner, help us get as much snow out of our downtown by following the process below.

Downtown Winter Weather Emergency Procedures

  1. Winter weather emergency announced. You will receive an email from us with the estimated plow times in downtown.
  2. Throw the snow off of your sidewalks and terraces INTO the street, before the plows come through. 
  3. The plows will do an initial pass in only the driving lanes, they may do this a few times throughout a snow event if needed. They will then come back with push plows to do the parking area, up to the curbs. The snow will be pushed to piles on each block.
  4. DO NOT THROW SNOW INTO THE ROAD AFTER those push plows have come through. If you miss this timeframe, you can add the snow to the piles. 
  5. The goal of this system is to eliminate snow piles that you have to jump over to get onto the sidewalk.
  6. BID pays to have the piles removed throughout the winter season to keep our downtown safe and businesses easily accessible.

Winter Weather Emergency Parking and Snow Piles

Download a map of public parking locations and where the snow is piled.

Helpful Tips:

  • Utilize Snow flyers that will be available for download here.
  • Sign up for Nixle, and have your tenants also sign up to get first alerts on winter emergencies
  • Join the Downtown Property & Business Owners Facebook group, as detailed information and updates are shared regarding when plowing will be happening.
  • The city will try to plow in the late evening to not impact business hours.
  • If cars are in the road, call the non-emergency police number (608-757-2244) immediately.
    • Calls need to be received prior to the winter emergency ending.
    • Post the winter emergency ending, use the P3Tips app to report.
    • Download P3Tips for iPhone/iPad or Android

No Parking Flyer

Click the image to download a PDF to place on vehicles in advance of snow emergencies.

Downtown Janesville Winter Emergency Declared Flyer

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Destination Downtown Janesville is a joint project of Downtown Janesville, Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to the activation and beautification of downtown; the Downtown Janesville Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership that supports downtown economic vitality, and ARISE Now, a public-private partnership that strengthens the implementation of the City’s ARISE plan.


Downtown Janesville, Inc.
P.O. Box 8081
Janesville, WI 53547
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Downtown Janesville BID
20 S. Main St. Suite 11
Janesville, WI 53545
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