Street Division

If you see City employees in your neighborhood, please give them at least six feet of distance while at work. We want to ensure employees remain safe and healthy as they continue to serve our community. 

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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

Sweeping & Stormwater

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.

Storm Drains 

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.

Traffic Signals & Street Lights

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.

Signs

The Street Division Sign Crew maintains street name signs throughout the city as well as updating signs in the pavement management zone.

 CHIP SEAL 2021

Chip Sealing Begins June 1 | CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES! 

The City of Nampa’s Street Division will begin chip sealing streets Tues., June 1, 2021 and is estimated to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.

Chip sealing is a common, cost effective, pavement maintenance practice that extends pavement life and improves driving surface. Chip sealing is about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay.

 

This year, 11 arterial road sections and 15 subdivisions will be chip sealed. Arterials will be chip sealed before subdivisions with the first arterial road being Sunny Ridge Road at East Holly Street from Greenhurst to Colorado, followed by Constitution Way from Sunny Ridge Road to 12th Avenue. (A complete list is located below; see attached brochure for map.) Staff hopes to complete chipping, fog sealing, paint and thermoplastic applications by the end of August.

 

Important reminders for drivers and residents:

  •  The speed zone in chip zones areas is 20 mph.
  • Please help keep workers safe. Be mindful of crews working in chip seal areas.
  • Parking on streets during the chip seal process is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Once signage is removed, street parking may be resumed. Every attempt will be made to notify owners of vehicles parked in the right-of-way prior to towing

Weather permitting. Roads chipped in order are discretionary depending on conditions.

ARTERIALS      

Sunny RidgeWest Roosevelt Avenue
Constitution WaySouth Middleton Road
East Hawaii AveLone Star Road
East Colorado AveNorth Middleton Road
East Bird AvenueSmith Avenue
West Orchard

SUBDIVISIONS    

Laurelwood No. 2  Stillwater Subdivision
Lotus Springs Phase 1  Pheasant Ridge 1
Lotus Springs Phase 3Stillwater No.2
Laurelwood No.2Summer Breeze
Lotus Springs Phase 1Camden Heights No. 2
Granite BasinDiscovery Pointe 1
Heritage Pointe SubdivisionDiscovery Pointe 3
Sterling MeadowsCamden Heights No. 2
Pebble MeadowsCamden Heights No. 7



Friendly Reminders

  • 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.
  • State Highways, the Interstate, on/off ramps, and traffic Signals located by freeway on-ramps belong to the Idaho Transportation Department (208-344-8300).