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upcoming MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
The City of Nampa will be in Zone E the next few weeks ahead of chip sealing improvements anticipated to occur this summer. Recent improvements to the chip seal process have allowed us to expand into more residential areas. Chip sealing is a cost effective way to extend the life of our roadways.
To ensure chip sealing equipment can access your neighborhood, please confirm trees and shrubs located in the right of way on your property are pruned to a minimum height of 14’ above the street and 8’ above the sidewalk.
2020 Chip Seal Begins June 1 | ZONE E
Crews will start placing tabs for the striping and placing the "Advanced Notice Signs" around the Chip Sealing Area. Weather Permitting, the Street Division will begin to chip seal streets on Monday, June 1, 2020. Drivers will want to reduce speeds during the chip sealing process and avoid parking on affected streets when they receive notice of chip sealing in their areas.
Due to loose rock, motorcyclists and bicyclists should use extreme caution and consider using alternative routes until the road surface stabilizes.
There are eight arterial road sections that will be chip sealed, the first being W Greenhurst Road, followed by Midland Blvd, Lake Lowell Ave as well as subdivisions . A complete list of roads to be chip sealed is listed below. When all of the scheduled roads are chip sealed, crews will proceed to fog seal and then finally to re-stripe the roads. You can drive on the chips when the flaggers wave you through, please drive slowly and try not to spin the tires or make sharp turns.
Along with standard safety practices City staff will also be practicing prevention measures relating to COVID-19. Any sick individuals will remain home, physical distancing will be observed whenever possible, protective masks will be made available to staff and extra precautions will be taken pertaining to vehicle use. We ask the public to please practice physical distancing in regard to interactions with any staff. Thank you.
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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.
- 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).