Streets & Drainage Division
The Street Division is responsible for maintenance of approximately 175 miles of street rights-of-way. The division maintains, manages and oversees:
- Street surfaces
- Traffic signs and pavement markings
- Curbs and gutter
- The surface and subsurface storm drain system
- Removal of vision hazards
- Street sweeping
Pavement management is a prime responsibility. Besides patching and repairing pavement, a computerized pavement management program is used to rate paving condition and recommend treatments to extend pavement life.
The City has contracted with Transmap Corporation to evaluate, and incorporate existing data for pavement inspection and assessment. This will help to classify the roadways for condition, rehabilitation, and recommendations for future repairs or replacements. This firm utilizes a 3D technology for pavement collection and will incorporate MicroPAVER, a software program for the City.
Installing traffic signs and sign replacement is a year-around function as is the placement of pavement markings such as arrows, crosswalks, and center lines.
Storm drain maintenance is another major function of the Streets Division. Publicly owned curb inlets, catch basins, underground pipes and open drainage ways are maintained year-around on an as needed basis.
Street sweeping on a routine schedule improves community appearance and prevents dirt and other debris from polluting creeks, streams and the Rogue River. If you are interested in knowing when your street will be swept, go to the Street Sweeping Schedule page
The Street Division checks for safety hazards such as overgrown trees, shrubs, and other plants, as well as broken and lifted sidewalks all of which can cause hazardous situations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. Use the following guides to prevent these hazards on your property:
The City offers the following programs for property owners who need to fix hazardous sidewalk or tree problems.
Hazardous Sidewalk Repair Program
This program covers up to 50% of the sidewalk repair cost in front of a property. See the Hazardous Sidewalk Repair Program page for more details.
Hazardous Tree Program
The Hazardous Tree Program covers up to 50% of the cost for the removal and replacement of hazardous trees located in the right-of-way.
The Adopt-A-Street program is a great way for you to help keep our communities clean. You can sign up and choose your street to adopt. Once approved a sign acknowledging your community spirit will be placed on your adopted street.
Tree Visually Obstructing a Stop Sign
Tree Creating a Sidewalk Trip Hazard
Worker Grinding Down a Trip Hazard
Curb and Gutter Repair
Worker Sealing Street Cracks