Maintenance and sanitation of street areas


The aim of street maintenance is to keep the streets clean and maintained in a satisfactory condition for traffic. Maintenance involves sanitation, snow-ploughing and slipping prevention as well as maintenance of surfaces, road signs and street furniture.  Some street maintenance responsibilities may lie with the land owner or tenant.

Fulfilling maintenance and sanitation responsibilities is monitored by Kuopio environmental services. The police oversee the general condition and sanitation for public order and security purposes.

If the land owner or any other person in the street detects a pothole or other structural damage that is hazardous to traffic, the council or police must be promptly notified of the deficiency and, if necessary, the traffic warned.

Responsibilities of the land owner and tenant

Structural maintenance
 

  • maintenance of access to buildings
  • notification of damaged road surfaces

Sanitation
 

  • removal of dirt, leaves, debris, weeds and loose items from the roadway, pavement and light traffic lanes from the property border to the centre of the roadway
  • keeping clean and tidy access areas to the plot of land
  • maintenance of a clean and tidy green boundary with a maximum of up to 3m distance from the plot

Winter maintenance
 

  • keeping the pavements next to street gutters, building drainpipes and rainwater barrels free of snow and ice
  • maintaining connection access to plots
  • removing ploughed snow from access to plots

Council responsibilities

Structural maintenance

  • repair of pavements and light traffic paths as well as their surfaces
  • maintenance of plants, street furniture, platforms, guardrails, traffic signs and other equipment
  • keeping road surfaces evenly gritted
  • keeping down the dust from gritted road surfaces

Sanitation

  • maintenance of plants, street furniture, platforms, guardrails, traffic signs and other equipment
  • road sanding debris collection

Winter maintenance

  • snow ploughing pavements and light traffic lanes
  • road sanding and sanding debris collection