Streets & Drainage
The function of the Streets Department is to maintain and repair the city’s streets, traffic and street signs, and drainage facilities. This is accomplished by performing work functions such as pothole patching, utility cut repairs, spot sealing, mechanical street sweeping, tree trimming, sign maintenance and installation, drainage ditch maintenance, and severe weather / emergency response duties. Since this division has heavy construction equipment, it is utilized to support all other divisions within the city when heavy equipment is required.
- Patch potholes in a manner that they remain in place longer
- Repair utility cuts in a timely manner
- Sweep streets on schedule and as needed
- Repair and replace street signs as required
- Respond to service requests in a courteous and timely manner
- Repair and replace storm drain structures as needed
Master Street Improvement Program
In 2003, the Master Street Improvement Program was developed and implemented. A full inventory of every street in town was taken and those streets were scored by condition and traffic load. A ranking was produced by adding these two scores together using a 2 to 1 ratio traffic load to condition. These streets are reevaluated and updated once a year.
The 5 million dollar bond project is a continuation of this program. This bond project is being broke into 3 contracts with hopes of completing 75 streets in total. The first of these contracts has already been advertised, bid, and work has commenced by the low bid contractor Rayford Truck and Tractor. The second phase is underway, with the third phase contract to follow soon after.
To see the list of streets currently in the program, click here.
To view the latest street updates from the city engineer, click on the graphic below: