The Street Maintenance Program maintains the public streets of Springfield in the best possible condition, free from defects and safety hazards, while providing the most cost-effective maintenance techniques for all city streets. This program provides the manpower and equipment to maintain all city streets, including those of concrete, asphalt, chip seal, and gravel construction. Planned services include, but are not limited to:
Curb and Gutter Repair / Installation
Gravel Street Maintenance
Guardrail Repair / Installation
Pot Hole Patching
Repair of Sub-Base
Spot Surface Repairs
Street Cut Repairs
Work for Other Departments
Included in this program are snow and ice removal and storm damage repairs. During the winter months, personnel are scheduled 24 hours per day, as needed, to insure the safest possible travel conditions. The Street Division also responds to emergency calls as situations merit.
The Drainage Maintenance Program ensures drainage systems on public rights-of-way and improved drainage systems accepted by the city are free of uncontrolled growth and blockages. This program provides the manpower and equipment needed to keep the water flowing through our ditches, drain tiles, and bridges. Included among the activities performed are:
Cleaning and reshaping of drainage ditches
Related repairs / construction to various concrete drainage structures
Removing of silt and debris from drop inlets
Power washing of blocked driveway tiles
The maintenance listed above is restricted to street right-of-way and drainage easements only and is performed in order to provide needed drainage capacity and to reduce flooding incidents.