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Wednesday April 23rd
Street (Transportation) Division
Street Crew working on Street

Program Objective

Maintain the City’s transportation system and improve public safety. Implement best management practices while performing operations to protect the surrounding environment.

Wish to Report a Pothole?

Kevin Hanks, Operations Street Supervisor
503.657.8241, e-mail

Crew:
Matt Powlison, Utility Maintenance Team Leader e-mail
Gabe Camacho
Jayson Thornberg
Wes Wilson
Si Norris
Jan Holmgren

System Details

  • 2009/10 Operations budget = $1.3 Million
  • Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee (PMUF)
  • 2009/10 PMUF budget = $700,000
  • Municipal Elevator
  • Miles of Streets:
    • 136 miles City
    • 13.5 miles County
    • 12.5 State (OR 99E and 213)
  • 49 signalized intersections
  • Local, neighborhood collector, collector, minor and major arterial classifications

Key Programs

  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Signage and pavement markings
  • Street lighting and signal maintenance
  • Routine roadside maintenance
  • Snow and ice response
  • Emergency response
  • City beautification and community involvement
  • Traffic management and safety
  • Transportation Advisory Committee

Traffic Management & Safety

  • Sign maintenance and production
  • Roadside barricade & guard rail installation and repair
  • Inclement weather operations
  • Fall leaf cleanup
  • Spill response & cleanup
  • Work with code enforcement
  • Parking meter installation and replacement
  • Rockfall removal/mud slide response

Public Works (General)

  • Respond to citizen concerns
  • Maintain/clean equipment
  • Facility maintenance
  • Construction inspection and observation
  • Development plan review
  • Public parking lot maintenance
  • Repair graffiti & other street vandalism
  • Safety meetings/training

Pavement Management

Roadside Maintenance

  • Painting curbs, crosswalks, stop bars, etc.
  • Roadside mowing/brush removal
  • Roadside litter
  • Gravel shoulders, grade gravel streets
  • Street sweeping
  • Remove illegally posted signs
  • Install and maintain new trash cans, benches, bicycle racks
  • Remove hazardous trees from the public right-of-way
  • Remove fallen limbs from roadway

City Beautification & Community Involvement

  • Clean steps & paths
  • Graffiti removal
  • Install event banners
  • Barricade installation and removal for parades and events
  • Christmas decorations
  • Install flower pots
  • Empty garbage cans
  • Median and street tree care
  • Coordinate street closures

Street Lighting & Signal Systems

Facts & Figures

Detention Tanks 37 (2 miles)
City Roads 128 miles
12 miles (State)
8 miles (County)
Sidewalks 135 miles
Right-of-Way Area 1,125 miles

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