Street Division

Chip Sealing Update - 6/20/2018

All roads that were designated to be chip sealed have been chip sealed. Sweeping has been underway and will continue approximately through Thursday, June 21. Due to recent rain storms and humidity, fog sealing has been delayed until Monday, June 25. Weather permitting fog sealing should be complete by Thursday, June 28. Roads will be fog sealed in the same order that they were chip sealed. Pavement marking will begin after fog sealing and should be complete by July 18, 2018. Work is weather dependent. Residents should continue to keep vehicles off the roadways during sweeping and fog sealing. 

Sweeping and Fog Sealing in Progress

The City of Nampa Street Division began to chip seal streets on Monday, June 4, 2018.  Drivers will want to reduce speeds during the chip sealing process and avoid parking on the street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. when they receive notice of chip sealing in their area.  Cars absolutely need to removed from the roadway during fog sealing which will likely occur from Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28. Thank you for your patience.
 
This year the Street Division will chip seal approximately 14.5 miles of City streets in the following order (once chip sealing is complete the crews will fog seal each of the roads):
 
Main Roads................(The following roadways have been chip sealed, crews will continue to sweep excess rocks, fog seal the road and then paint roadway markings. Crews will work on roads in the following order)
1.  Southside Boulevard ..………...  from Amity Overpass to Alma Lane 
2.  East Locust Lane  ……………..  from Greenbelt to South Happy Valley Road 
3.  South Happy Valley Road ....…  from East Greenhurst to East Locust Lane 
4.  East Greenhurst Road…..........  from S Powerline Road to S Happy Valley 
5.  Discovery Place .………….…...  from East Greenhurst to Goldenrod Dr.
6.  South Powerline Road …..……  from Greenhurst to 2nd Street South 
7.  East Iowa Avenue.………….....  from South Powerline Road to Chicago Street 
8.  Chicago Street ………………..   from East Iowa Ave to 2nd Street South 
9.  East Sherman Avenue …….....  from South Powerline Road to Chicago Street
10. East Roosevelt Avenue …......  from 12th Avenue Road to S Powerline Road 
11. 7th Street South …..……........  from 12th Avenue Rd to East Roosevelt Ave 
12. 2nd Street South ………….....   from 16th Avenue S to Southside Blvd. 
13. 16th Avenue South ..……...…   from Overpass to Roosevelt

Signage will be placed in the Chip Zone approximately one week prior to Chip Sealing.

Some loose gravel will remain on the road for several days, so speed limits of 20 mph will be in effect during that time. Driving slowly will minimize loose gravel being thrown from tires and help compact the road surface. 
Crews will return after chip sealing to sweep up loose gravel, followed by additional sweepings over the next few weeks. The final step is applying a diluted asphalt fog seal, which provides an additional surface seal and better rock retention. It also creates a good contrast for lane striping and other pavement markings

Working in traffic is a dangerous job, and it is easy for workers and drivers to become confused and frustrated as they navigate through construction zone
s. The Street Division is dedicated in making your City a great place to live. We appreciate your patience and thank you during this time as we continue to improve your roadways.

Chip sealing is a common pavement maintenance practice that significantly extends pavement life.  Chip sealing also saves the City money, it is about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay.

Re-Striping the Chip Zone will begin after Fog Seal is complete.


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!
  
 

Video of the 2nd and 3rd Street Construction Project Downtown