Street maintenance includes ploughing, prevention of slipperiness, street cleaning, and maintenance of pavements and traffic signs.
Responsibilities for street maintenance are divided between the City and property owners.
Helsinki street maintenance is organized by the Public Works Department. The department plans, commissions and controls most of the street winter maintenance under the City’s responsibility. Stara is an in-house City service provider that handles routine snow removal together with private contractors.
Damage caused in public areas should be corrected by the party responsible for the area’s maintenance.