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Street Division Staff
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.



 
 
Nampa Chip Sealing Begins June 6, 2016
Weather Permitting

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. 

There are 14 road sections that will be chip sealed, the first being Franklin Blvd. from Birch Lane to City Limit north of Elm Lane, followed by Elm Lane from Franklin Blvd east to Prescott Lane. The remaining chip seal will be in the North side of town beginning with Prescott Lane. A map of the chip area is attached in the link below. When all of the scheduled roads are chipped sealed, sweep crews will begin to remove surplus chips from the surface. This loose rock can damage windshields so please follow the suggested speed limit. Once this is complete fog seal will be applied and then finally re-striping of the roads.

Chip Sealing Road Schedule 2016
1. Franklin Boulevard: from Birch Lane to city limits north of Elm Lane
2. Elm Lane: from Franklin Boulevard east
to Prescott Lane
3. Prescott Lane: from City limits south to Elm Lane
4. Cherry Lane city limits: from Madison east to city limits at Star Road
5. 11th Avenue North: from city limits south to Cherry Lane
6. Birch Lane: from Franklin Boulevard east to Idaho Center Boulevard
7. 11th Avenue North: from Birch Lane south to Comstock Avenue
8. East Karcher Road: from Franklin Boulevard around complex to Fargo Avenue west back to Franklin Boulevard
9. 16th Avenue North: from the overpass north to Garrity Boulevard
10. 3rd Street North: from 16th Avenue North east to Sugar
11. 1st Street North: from East Railroad to Northside Boulevard
12. Northside Boulevard: from Exit 35 to Birch Lane
13. 6th Street North: from Northside Boulevard to 1st Avenue North
14. Broadmore/West Railroad: from Northside Boulevard to the Traffic Building


Chip Sealing and Pavement Projects Map
Chip Seal Fact Sheet and FAQs


As the weather becomes warmer and summer draws closer, more and more people will be out and about. Road construction will be in full swing. Here are a few Work Zone Safety Tips when you encounter our work zones, please keep the following in mind for you safety and the safety of our crew.

   ♦ Respect the posted work-zone speed limit of 20mph, chips do fly! 
   ♦ Stay alert and pay close attention to signs and flaggers.
   ♦ Maintain a safe distance around vehicles. Don't tailgate or spin tires.
  
♦ Avoid distractions and give your full attention to the road.
   
Expect the unexpected!
   
Be Patient.

Weeds:
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.


Ongoing Maintenance:
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.

NOTE:
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. 

Responsibilities
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!



Contact Us

Don Barr
Street Superintendent
Email

106 W. Railroad St.
Nampa, ID 83651

Ph: (208) 468-5830
Fx: (208) 318-0012

After Hour Emergency:
(208) 465-2257

Hours of operation:
7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday

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