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.
Who we are
The Street Division is responsible for the maintenance for city roadways. The crews take care of alleys, chip and fog seal, crack seal, potholes, roundabout, striping, snow removal, and right of way sign and weed removal, etc.
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.
Signs are upgraded by zones, which follows chip seal. The sign crew responds to call in regulatory sign repairs. Miscellaneous sign repairs and special requests are addressed the last week of the month.
The Street Division maintains a majority of the traffic signals and street lights throughout the city. The division's Electrical Signal Crew works continuously on maintaining traffic signals, school zones, HAWKS, pedestrian signals, school flashers and concerns in regards to street lights.
Traffic Signal Awareness
Frequently asked signal questions:
-Why did the signal change so quickly?
The City of Nampa has timed signals. They register vehicles going through. The majority of time the signal will run the complete cycle. If there is a time spacing between vehicles of approximately 3 seconds the signal will "Gap Out" terminating the green phase this can happen due to citizens on cell phones, or other distractions that will cause a 3 second pause.
-When you See A Flashing Yellow Arrow
- 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 fall, watch for wet leaves, they could cause slippery conditions. The crews are in the process of making a full sweep of the city, including subdivisions. The sweepers can not fit under low branches. Please keep trees trimmed 14 feet above the roadway.
- State Highways, the Interstate, on/off ramps, and traffic Signals located by freeway on-ramps belong to the Idaho Transportation Department (208-334-8300).