Street Division Maintenance
The Street Division doesn't only maintain streets,
they also maintain all alleys, signs, traffic signals, street lights, storm water maintenance, accident clean up, traffic control, weed control in city right-of-ways, and perform graffiti removal.
Striping will start April 18, 2016
The crews will be out re-striping roads within the City Limits. This will take approximately one month. Please drive carefully and stay the safe distance of 100 feet from back of the truck.
The actual dry time will vary by temperature. The "no track for paint to dry in normal weather conditions is approximately 4 minutes. The warmer it is the quicker it gets to the "no track" state. Shaded areas may take more time to day.
What happens when wet paint is driven on?
Not only will it splatter paint onto your vehicle and smear the roadway, the paint includes thousands of tiny glass reflector beads that are designed to be clearly visible when illuminated by headlights. The reflective lane stripe helps drivers see the road at night and in the rain. When you drive over the paint you remove these beads.
What can you do to avoid the wet paint?
• Don't pass the paint truck
• Don't change lanes behind the striping truck
• Don't swerve back and forth to see around the paint truck
• If Parked, wait 5 minutes before driving on the painted areas
If you get paint on your vehicle, Rinse off immediately - the paint is water-based, and will wash off if done right away prior to the start of work
Nampa Chip Sealing Begins June 6, 2016
Chip sealing is a common, cost effective, pavement maintenance practice that extends the life and provides a good driving surface. Chip sealing is about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of conventional asphalt overlay. Chip seal is a resurfacing treatment that places a thin layer of asphalt emulsion, followed by the application of 1/2" or 1/4" rock chips. A "fog seal" is applied to lock the new surface in place. Chip Seal provides a course wearing surface with increased tire traction improving safety during winter driving conditions and helping to protect and lengthen the life of the asphalt driving surface.
We ask that any vehicle parked on the road of the following schedule, be relocated and off the roadway prior to the start of work. Thank you for you for your cooperation and patience.
Chip Sealing Road Schedule 2016
1. Franklin Blvd from Birch Lane to City Limit north of Elm Lane.
2. Elm Lane from Franklin Blvd east to Prescott Lane
3. Prescott Lane from City Limit south to Elm Lane
4. Cherry Lane City Limit from Madison west to City Limit at Star Road
5. 11th Ave North from City Limit south to Cherry Lane
6. Birch Lane from Franklin Blvd east to Idaho Center Blvd
7. 11th Ave North from Birch Lane south to Comstock Ave
8. East Karcher Road from Franklin Blvd around complex to Fargo Ave west to Franklin Blvd.
9. 16th Ave North from bridge deck (overpass) north to Garrity Blvd
10. 3rd St North from 16th Ave North to Sugar
11. 1st St North from East Railroad to Northside Blvd
12. Northside Blvd from exit 35 to Birch Lane
13. 6th St North from Northside Blvd to 1st Ave North
14. Broadmore/West Railroad from Northside Blvd to Street/Traffic Bldg.
Chip sealing is a common, cost effective, pavement maintenance practice that extends the life and provides a good driving surface. Chip sealing is about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of conventional asphalt overlay.
The Street Division has a crew employed during the spring and summer that takes care of weeds in the City right of ways and on City property.
Weed management control plans consider the type of weed, severity of infestation, proximity to water, trees and other native or desirable vegetation. Prevention is the first line of defense. People, animals, and equipment transport and distribute weed seeds. Early detection and maintenance is key in identifying and controlling high priority areas. Broad spectrum or nonselective herbicides control a large variety of vegetation and are best applied from late May to early June when the weather is warm and dry.
Maintenance and replacement of the City’s 9,000 plus regulatory, warning and informational signs is a continuous project.
Miscellaneous and street name signs are logged so that the last week of each month they can be repaired and/or replaced as necessary. However, regulatory signs are taken care of immediately.
Signals help municipalities save money, keep the roads safe and reduce accidents. Preventive signal maintenance is performed at regularly scheduled intervals. Crews also respond to any reported equipment system malfunctions such as lamp burnout, failure of the detection sensor, and other miscellaneous mishaps. Our signal technicians are constantly working to make traffic signals run smoothly.
When you see the signal or street light repair crew working along side the road and in the bucket truck, please slow down and if possible change lanes away from the crew. Proceed with caution.
If you have a concern please call the office or use our online request form.
The Street Division has a staff of 23 and is responsible for the maintenance of 787.40 lane 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 Scholar Awards
Reuben Bowers has received his Road Scholar for fiscal year 2015 and is currently working on the Road Master. Brad Farner and Jeff Kasma have received their Road Master. Congratulations to all of you! The Road Scholar/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) 468-5830Fx: (208) 318-0012After Hour Emergency: (208) 465-2257Hours of operation: 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through ThursdayStaff Directory