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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 and the storm water system. The Division is responsible for accident clean up, traffic control, weed control  in city right-of-ways, and graffiti removal.

  
Chip Sealing Program
Chip sealing is a common, cost effective, pavement maintenance practice that extends pavement life and provides a good driving surface at one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of a 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.

2016 Nampa Chip Sealing
We ask that any parked vehicles be relocated off the roadway prior to the start of work. Thank 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 SEAL UPDATE:

June 7, 2016
The Street Division Crew began Chip Sealing yesterday and made great progress, thanks to all the citizens for kindly observing  our flaggers and traffic control. Elm Lane and Prescott Lane are complete. The crew will finish the middle section of Franklin  Boulevard today and start on Cherry Lane to 11th Avenue North. This afternoon they will be starting on Birch Lane. Once again we would like to thank all our citizens for your patience and thoughtfulness you are greatly appreciated.
5:00PM: Birch Lane is almost complete. Tomorrow the crew will finish the center lane and start on 11th  & Cherry.
June 8, 2016
Today the Crew will begin on Birch and finish up the center lane, then proceed to Cherry Lane  from Madison to city limits at Star Road. After this leg of Cherry Lane the Crew will continue west on Cherry Lane to North Franklin Boulevard. Thank you for all your patience and support, it does help in making the Chip Seal  Program run smoothly. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
5:00PM: Chipped Birch from Idaho Center Boulevard to Franklin today and Cherry Lane from City Limits to Kensington.
June 9, 2016
The Crew will finish up with Cherry Lane then proceed to 11th Avenue North, giving great effort to complete 11th Avenue before the end of the day. Thank you all for being courteous and watching out for the safety of the construction workers. Have a great Thursday! 
5:00PM: Cherry Lane is now complete as is 11th Avenue North from Cherry Lane to the City Limits
The crew started on 11th Avenue North, starting at Birch heading South to Comstock. This section will not be finished today, the crew will pick up where they left off again Monday morning June 13th.
Thank you for you patience. We understand the inconvenience and appreciate the support that has been displayed this week. Have an amazing weekend, and remember to drive slowly over the freshly chipped roads.
June 13, 2016
The crew will resume on 11th Avenue North this morning, proceeding to Fargo Road, East Karcher Avenue and 16th Avenue North. Please drive with caution. Thank you for you patience.
5:00PM: 11th Ave North, Fargo Road, East Karcher Rd are complete, Broadmore will be complete past 5:30PM this evening.
The crew will be sweeping Tuesday through Thursday this week due to cooler weather and will resume Monday, June 20, 2016. Thank you for your patience.
June 15, 2016
Sweeping operations to clean up excess chips is underway with Franklin Boulevard, Birch Lane, Elm Lane, Prescott Lane, Cherry Lane, and 11th Avenue, being swept once. The crews will sweep again after the rest of the Chip Seal has been applied.
June 16, 2016
The crew will finish sweeping East Karcher Road and Broadmore. Chip Seal will resume Monday, June 20, 2016. Estimated completion date for chip sealing is currently June 22, 2016.  Estimated completion date for sweeping excess chips is June 30, 2016. Thank you for your continued patience and support, remember to drive with caution and follow the suggested speed of 20mph. Have a wonderful weekend.
June 22, 2016
Major chip sealing in Zone A1 and Zone A2 is now 100% complete. Crews have already begun sweeping excess chips and will continue for the remainder of the week and possibly into early next week.  Sweeping is estimated to be complete by June 28, 2016.  Fog sealing will start on June 27, 2016, in approximately the same order as the chip sealing.  Thermoplastic application and paint striping is estimated to be completed by July 28, 2016. 
June 28, 2016
Fog seal is now two-thirds of the way done. The roads that are complete include: Elm Lane, Prescott Lane, Franklin Boulevard, Birch Lane, Cherry Lane, 11th Avenue North from Birch Lane up to Ridgecrest. 
The crew is in the process of fog sealing 11th Avenue North of Cherry, Karcher Road and 20th Avenue. They will continue to Fargo, 3rd Street North from 16th Avenue North to Sugar finishing with 1st Street North from East Railroad to Northside Boulevard.
The goal is to be finished with fog seal Thursday June 30, 2016. Restriping will begin July 5, 2016. Please drive slow and use caution through the construction zones. Thank you for your patience.


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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