Street Division

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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 in the city right-of-ways.
All Street Division Operations are dependent on existing weather conditions and are subject to change accordingly. Citizens are urged to approach Public Works Crews with caution.



Chip Sealing Process


The City of Nampa primarily maintains its streets with crack sealing and chip sealing. Crack sealing is the most cost effective pavement maintenance technique. It prevents water from entering the road base and extends pavement life by 3-5 years. After crack sealing, the City often follows with chip sealing in order to extend the time before a conventional asphalt overlay is needed. A chip seal is one fourth to one fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay, therefore street maintenance costs are greatly reduced with this practice.

 City streets are on a maintenance schedule that rotates through the entire City every 7 years. Rotating the zones and coordinating necessary work throughout the Public Works Department saves taxpayer money and ensures that roads are maintained equitably. The scheduled crack and chip sealing for the year typically begins in June.

May 22, 2017
Crews have started placing the "Advanced Notice Signs" around the Chip Sealing Area. Chip Seal will begin on June 4, 2007, weather permitting. Please be aware of the signage and drive safely when the chip seal project begins.
 
Chip Sealing Begins June 4
Weather Permitting, the Street Division will begin to chip seal streets on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 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 twenty-six road sections that will be chip sealed, the first being Idaho Center Blvd from the Interstate ramps north to East Achievement Drive, followed by Franklin Road from Idaho Center Blvd east to City Limits (approximately 1/4 mile east of cheese factory). The remaining chip seal will be to the south beginning with Star Road. 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. Thank you.
    
Chip Seal Update
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Crews started chipping Idaho Center Boulevard early morning, finishing late afternoon.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Due to the storm yesterday afternoon and the moisture, chip sealing will be delayed and will resume tomorrow June 6th, beginning with E Franklin Boulevard.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Crews will start this morning on E Franklin, followed by Star Road, Treasure Valley Way, N Gate and E Gate. Please drive slowly and with caution when in the work zone. Thank you for your patience. 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Yesterday, working until 8:00pm, the Chip Seal Crew started on E Franklin, chipping Franklin Road as well as the side roads Tiegs, Equine, East Gate, North Gate finishing up with a few passes on Ridgecrest Drive.
Today, the Crew will finish Franklin East of the roundabout, Treasure Valley Way, Star Road to the City limits, then return to finish Ridgecrest Drive. 
Remember to be alert, drive slowly and stay safe. Thank you for you patience. 
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The chip seal crew worked until after 8:00pm last evening completing all of Ridgecrest, East Franklin Road, Happy Valley and East Commerce Street, ending the day with North Clearview Avenue near completion.  
Today There will be sweepers out sweeping up excess chips. Please lower your speed in the chip zone and drive with caution. 
The Chip Crew will resume chip sealing Tuesday June 13, 2017 due to the weather. Thank you for you patience.  
Monday, June 12, 2017
Crews were out sweeping up excess chips this past Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017. They will continue sweeping this week as long as the weather is cooler and wet. Chip sealing will continue once the weather warms up.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Crews have completed Stamm Lane, East Flamingo Avenue, Kings Road, Comstock Avenue, 11th Avenue North, Industrial Road, and Stampede Drive. They have worked their way to Sugar starting at 11th Avenue all the way to East Railroad. Thank you for your continued patience and please stay safe.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Crews have completed Sugar and are now working on Victory. Victory, Grays Lane, and Port Street will be finished today with Railroad Street and Badger will follow. Please drive with caution and thank you for your patience.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Chip seal is complete. There will be a crew coming in Friday 23, 2017, to sweep Idaho Center Boulevard and Franklin to prepare for Fog Seal next week. 
The sweep crew will be out next week sweeping up excess chips in the chip seal area after Fog Seal is complete on Idaho Center Boulevard and Franklin. Thank you for your patience and remember, slow down and drive with caution through the chip area. Have a wonderful weekend.
    
          
June 4-July 28 ------------------------------------ approximately
1. Idaho Center Blvd ----------------------------- from East Achievement Dr to the Interstate Ramps
2. E Franklin Rd ----------------------------------- from Idaho Center Blvd east to City Limits
3. Star Road ---------------------------------------- from Roundabout north  to City Limits
4. Treasure Valley Way ------------------------- West of Star Road
5. North Gate East Gate/Tiegs Way --------- from Franklin Rd to Idaho Center Blvd
6. Ridgecrest Dr ----------------------------------- from Idaho Center Blvd west to 11th Ave North
7. E Commerce St -------------------------------- from East Flamingo to Stamm Lane
8. Stamm Lane ------------------------------------ from Garrity east  to North Autumn Wind Dr
9. E Flamingo Ave -------------------------------- from Kings Road to 39th Street
10. Kings Rd --------------------------------------- from Flamingo Ave south to Amity Ave
11. Badger Way ----------------------------------- from Kings Rd west to East Railroad
12. East Railroad ----------------------  ---------- from 1st Ave N east  to Armour Rd
13. Amity Ave -------------------------------------- from Kings Rd east to Happy Valley Rd
14. Happy Valley Rd ----------------------------- from Amity Ave north to Seminary Building
15. Grays Lane ------------------------------------ from Amity Ave north Victory Rd
16. Victory Rd -------------------------------------- from Happy Valley Rd west to Sugar St
17. Airport Rd -------------------------------------- from Happy Valley Rd west to Kings Rd
18. E Comstock Ave ----------------------------- from Kings west to 11th Ave N
19. Sugar ------------------------------------------- from Comstock Ave south East Railroad St
20. Port St ------------------------------------------ from Sugar east to Kings Rd
21. Stampede Dr --------------------------------- from Garrity Blvd north to 11th Ave N
22. 11th Ave N ------------------------------------ form Garrity Blvd north just past Comstock Ave
23. N Franklin Blvd ------------------------------ from Interstate Ramps south 11th Ave N
24. 3rd Ave N ------------------------------------- from 6th St N to Franklin Blvd
25. Madison Ave --------------------------------- from 3rd Ave N to Time Square Dr
26. Industrial Rd --------------------------------- from Franklin Blvd east to 20th St
    

Additional Information


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2017 Pavement Work Map

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 795.562 lane miles of City roadways, broken down as follows: 77.977 Collector; 575.749 Local Road,; 70.068 Minor Arterial; and 71.768 Principal Arterials. There are 21.96 Alley Lane miles of which are bladed twice a year, each spring and fall. 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 Master for fiscal year 2017.  
Congratulations Reuben!  
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!