A resourceful and responsive public service division that effectively and efficiently manages and maintains the City streets, alleys, and commercial corridors providing for a safe and efficient transportation system. We are Nampa Proud!
- Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings or anything else onto city streets. It is against city ordinance 2087; 3-4-3 DUMPING UNLAWFUL: It is a misdemeanor to throw, discard or deposit any solid waste upon any street, alley, sidewalk or other public properties within the city.
- It is almost time for Spring Maintenance! It may not feel like spring yet, but spring maintenance will begin soon. As potholes become an issue from our winter's freezing and thawing, patching becomes a priority and will be addressed as weather permits. Once all priority locations are repaired, the crews begin scheduled maintenance in this year's chip zone which will include crack seal, patching and possibly mastic.
- Traffic Signals located by freeway on-ramps belong to the Idaho Transportation Department, 208-344-8300.
- State Highways, the Interstate, and on/off ramps are the responsibility of the Idaho Transportation Department 208-344-8300 or the Nampa Highway District 208-467-6576
snow! How The Public Can Help
- Plan ahead! Have snow shovels and sand/salt/deicer ready prior to winter conditions.
- Be patient. During a snowstorm, please be assured every reasonable effort is made to keep roadways open. During a major snowstorm, all City snowplow operators and snow removal equipment will be on the road.
- Be a good neighbor.
- Do not attempt to stop a snowplow or obstruct its path. This is a safety issue and plows MUST maintain speed for maximum efficiency.
- When approaching snow removal equipment from the rear, travel a minimum of 200 feet behind, allowing for sanding and abrupt movements. DO NOT PASS unless there is an emergency. In an emergency, use extreme caution before you pass by honking horn and/or flashing headlights to alert the snowplow operator you intend to pass. DO NOT PASS until the operator signals you to do so.
- If possible, park off streets. In residential areas, leave room for plows to get through safely.
- Remove snow from driveways, sidewalks, and pedestrian ramps after plow passes. Property owners are requested not to shovel snow into the street as the plows will likely plow the same snow back onto owner’s property. Find a spot(s) on your property where snow can be piled. Keep in mind while choosing the location(s) that when the snow melts it will not seep into your house.
- Do not put garbage cans or recycling containers in street.
- Clear snow from mailboxes to avoid interruption in delivery service.
- Clear snow from fire hydrants.
- Clear snow and ice from catch basins
Trimming your trees | We appreciate your help!
Who Are We?
The Sweeping Crews focus on sweeping main roadways before moving on to residential streets, which are swept an average of 3 times a year. Sweeping keeps dust down and debris out of the storm drain systems. Trying to schedule certain streets on certain days can be difficult due to sweeping being done in sections around the city, your patience is appreciated! Having low hanging branches and limbs from your curbside trees, shrubs and/or plants makes it difficult for our crew to sweep. This causes the sweeper to sit higher than usual and can cause damage to mirrors, antennas, etc., which are costly in terms of repair. We ask you to please trim back vegetation.
The Stormwater Crew works diligently year-round to eliminate as much debris as possible from entering the storm drains. In cases were storm drain lines need to be cleaned out our crew uses a vacuum truck to suck out any debris that is sitting on the bottom of the catch basin. Storm drains are designed to handle normal water flow, but occasionally during heavy rain flooding may occur. Plugged or clogged catch basins can cause localized street flooding during rain events, keeping these clean and clear of debris helps in the functionality and minimizes water on the road and your property.
The Street Division maintains majority of the traffic signals and street lights throughout the city. The divisions Electrical Signal Crew works continuously on maintaining traffic signals, school zones, HAWKS, pedestrian signals, school flashers and concerns in regards to street lights.
The Street Division Sign Crew maintains street name signs throughout the city as well as updating signs in the pavement management zone.
Safe Winter Driving Tips
PREPARE for the trip; PROTECT yourself; PREVENT crashes on the road.
- Maintain your car: Check your battery, tire tread, windshield wipers, keep your windows clear, put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir and check your antifreeze.
- Have on Hand: Flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, floor mats), shovel, snow brush, ice scraper, warning devices and blankets. For long trips add food, water, medication and cell phone.
- Stopped or Stalled? Stay in your car, don't overexert, put bright markers on antenna or windows. If you run your car make sure to clear the exhaust pipe, only run it just enough to stay warm.
- Plan Your Route: Allow plenty of time, check the weather, be familiar with the map/directions, let others know your route and arrival time.
- Practice Cold Weather Driving: During the daylight rehears maneuvers slowly on ice or snow in an empty lot, steer into a skid, know what your breaks will do: stomp on antilock brakes/pump on non-antilock brakes, Stopping distances are longer on icy roads.
- Buckle up and use child safety seats properly.
- Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag.
- Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat.
- Never text or talk on the phone while driving.
- Do not drive under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
- Slow down and increase distances between cars.
- Keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road.
- Avoid fatigue; get plenty of rest before a trip, stop at least every three hours and rotate drivers if possible.
- Always make sure to designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking.