Street Division

Winter Maintenance
 Winter is here, even though it does not seem like it right now. The Street Division is working hard to prepare for whatever winter has in store for us. Even when the weather is warm crews are actively planning for snow and ice. 
Crews have been out de-icing the roads early mornings when the weather forecast calls for snow or ice.
The application of deicer to the road surfaces prior to winter storms lowers the freezing point of water and slows or prevents ice from forming a bond with the pavement during early stages of a storm.
Each storm is different, our Superintendent reviews weather reports and on the ground conditions to plan how to manage each storm.

The Street Division has 4 trucks with plows each truck designated to a specific zone, and a plow mounted on a Ford F450, which is used downtown and to be utilized as a rover truck. One grader and 3 deicer trucks.

For further information our Snow and Ice Plan is on the main page of the City Website.


NOTE:
When you see the signal or street light repair crew working along side the road and in the bucket truck, please slow down and if possible change lanes away from the crew. Proceed with caution.

If you have a concern please call the office or use our online request form.

Responsibilities


The Street Division has a staff of 23 and is responsible for the maintenance of 795.562 lane miles of City roadways, broken down as follows: 77.977 Collector; 575.749 Local Road,; 70.068 Minor Arterial; and 71.768 Principal Arterials. There are 21.96 Alley Lane miles of which are bladed twice a year, each spring and fall. 57 traffic signals, 9,758 traffic signs and 4,300 street lights. Maintenance activities include chip and fog sealing, striping centerlines and crosswalks, removing snow and ice, and servicing traffic signals and street lights. The Division also pumps excessive storm water, and cleans sand and grease traps in storm water catch basins.

Roads Scholar Awards


Reuben Bowers has received his Road Master for fiscal year 2017.  
Congratulations Reuben!  
The Road Scholar/Road Master program is an intense training program consisting of several courses focusing on street maintenance. The program is hosted by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and T2. Congratulations!
  
 

Video of the 2nd and 3rd Street Construction Project Downtown