SNOW REMOVAL FOR CITY OF NAMPA
Current winter street maintenance fleet includes only five sanders; four with plows and one deicer truck. This year Street crews have also upfitted a one ton truck with a small plow and small sander, primarily for the downtown area. The Street Maintenance staff of 13 is split into two shifts to provide as much coverage as possible throughout the 370 miles of City streets. Winter maintenance is prioritized and based on the most critical areas receiving attention in the following order:
1) Overpasses and underpasses 2) Signalized intersections and four-way stops and arterial streets (streets with the highest volume) 3) Schools 4) Hills and curves 5) 2-way stops 6) Collector streets (streets with the next highest volume) 7) Residential streets
While residential streets are on the priority list it is difficult to get to all of them. Furthermore, staff receives as many concerns, if not more, from citizens if residential streets are plowed because of the piling of snow on previously shoveled sidewalks and driveways. Plowing is determined by the Street Division based on accumulation, temperature and forecast.
Please remember to stay 100 feet back from the snow plows and sanders, and do not attempt to pass. Drive with caution, if the crews are out, road conditions are hazardous.
We are in the process of patching and crack sealing the next year's chip zone.
A few streets include W Karcher Rd, Franklin Blvd, Birch, Middleton Blvd, and Northside Blvd to City limits.
The sweepers will be out in October for the quarterly sweep through the City, and will continue as long as the leaves continue to fall.
The Street Division has a staff of 23 and is responsible for the maintenance of 369 miles of City streets, 57 traffic signals, 9,758 traffic signs and 4,300 street lights. Maintenance activities include chip and fog sealing, striping centerlines and crosswalks, removing snow and ice, and servicing traffic signals and street lights. The Division also pumps excessive storm water, and cleans sand and grease traps in storm water catch basins.
Roads Master Awards
Jeff Azevedo, Lucio Rodriguez, and Junior Siciliano have been awarded the Roads Master Certificate of Completion for fiscal year 2014. The Road Master program is an intense training program consisting of several courses focusing on street maintenance. The program is hosted by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and T2. Congratulations!
Don BarrStreet SuperintendentEmail106 W. Railroad St.Nampa, ID 83651Ph: (208) 468-5831Fx: (208) 318-0012Staff Directory