Although snowflakes won’t be falling anytime soon, the Department of Public Works wants you to start thinking about winter weather.
The Paint a Plow Program aims to educate residents of all ages about some of the best practices drivers and pedestrians should follow when encountering snowplows on roadways throughout the City.
“Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of hesitation and concerning driving behaviors when motorists encounter snowplows or approach our salt trucks,” said Public Works Deputy Director of Operations Sie Maroon. “We often promote work zone safety reminders, but we rarely talk about how motorists should adapt their driving around our wintertime machinery,”
The Paint a Plow Program is open to Peoria Public Schools students and area organizations. The art-covered snowplow blades will be mounted on plow trucks and used to fight snow throughout the winter.
Public Works is currently accepting applications for the Paint a Plow Program. Those interested in participating should complete an application and participation waiver. Applications and waivers can be found at Paint a Plow.
The application period will be open until Friday, September 8. Following the application period, applicants will be selected, and plows will be delivered between September 11 and October 10 for painting. For more information about the program contact Nick McMillion at firstname.lastname@example.org.