The Street Department operates out of the Central Garage to maintain city streets and alleys.


Responsibilities of the 12 full-time employees in the Street Department include:

  • 10.5 miles of flood dike
  • 130 miles of streets
  • 17 downtown parking lots
  • 4 harbors
  • 5 flood pumping stations
  • Over 200 alleys

Snow Removal

The Winona Street Department uses both chemical and mechanical snow removal techniques, depending on the conditions and amount of snowfall. When plowing of city streets and parking lots is necessary, they attempt to clear the entire city within three days. In order to accomplish this, the city has established an Alternate Side Parking ordinance (Section 61.56.of the Winona City Code.) The City of Winona does not remove snow from alleys.

Alternate Side Parking

From November 15th to March 15th, between the hours of 12:01 am and 6:30 am, vehicles may only be parked on the side of the street with even numbered houses on even calendar dates, and on the side with odd numbered houses on odd calendar dates.

This policy is designed to allow plowing and removal of snow to the curb on at least one side of each street. It also allows time for cleaning leaves and debris from storm drains in the fall, and removing sand in the spring.