Street Maintenance

The Street Division is comprised of 33 employees and is responsible for maintenance of 649 lane miles of city streets along with unimproved roads, alleys, right-of-way mowing, street sweeping, ADA ramps, and city-owned sidewalks. 

The Street Division budgets $350,000 annually for 2 inch thick Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlays on several city streets. During these street improvements, ADA ramps are repaired or installed along with curb and gutter repairs. This work is mostly performed by the Street Division employees.

The Street Division also budgets $350,000 annually for concrete panel replacement of city streets. Through this process, concrete panels are removed, the sub-grade is prepared, and the new concrete is poured.


Due to the Midwest's climate and freeze-thaw cycles, a wide variety of potholes appear in city streets. The Street Division is on the constant look-out for these conditions and responds to citizen pothole complaints. Public Works Operations averages $110,000 - $140,000 dollars annually on pothole repairs.

During the winter months, snow removal is a large part of the work of the Street Division. It is performed with assistance from the Sewer Division and other divisions on a 24-hour schedule when snow events develop.


Public Works Operations averages 4-7 thousand tons of salt and 25-30 thousand gallons of liquid deicer annually to maintain and keep city streets safe for commuting. Snow maintenance cost range from $1.2 to $1.5 million dollars annually.