Streets in Spring
This is the time of year production really begins. We begin Storm sewer installation, Tar and Chipping, Catch Basin repair, Patching, Cleaning ditches, Lawn repair, Reclaiming, Milling, Paving and every other job that has been put on hold due to bad weather.
The main objective of the streets department is community safety. We have worked with LTAP and local business to develop safer road designs, procedures and techniques and equipment. Spring being the time of bicycle riding, walking and other outdoor activities. We have begun to replace the top grates of our catch basins with a new style pattern. Instead of the usual slotted type we are using a checkerboard style in areas heavily traveled. This type is more prone to catch and hold debris such as leaves, paper etc. but it is safer for a bicyclist or walker crossing over it.
Watch for WORKERS!!!
Spring time is the time of year that the public must be reintroduced to all those orange shirts on the side of the streets. As we do are job we ask that you SLOW down in work zones. We really are trying to make your travel more safe and pleasurable. Though delays seem like they happen at the most inopportune times, we really don't try and plan them that way. Whenever possible we will schedule work outside of rush hour travel times. We know when the shop workers have to be to work and the Mall is open. Try to remember we are there because we have to be, and the work being done will benefit us all.