Streets & Drainage
The Street Department is responsible for maintaining and repairing all public streets and alleys. This department provides preventive maintenance to city streets and makes repairs which are too small to contract.
Responsibilities also include street sweeping, after hours clean up of storm damage and fallen trees, and installation, repair, and maintenance of 145 signal fixtures located at 14 intersections, 12 flashing school zone lights, and 44 crosswalk lights. This responsibility includes street signs, markings, and signals.
Four times per year, crews work to clean each of the 12 sweeper zones.
If you have a question or comment about our city streets, please contact at 979-415-2430.
The Drainage Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all drainage ways and related facilities in the city. Routine daily activities include:
- Cleaning and dredging of unimproved channels and bar ditches
- Removal of debris from culverts, inlets, and drain gates
Special projects performed include:
- Construction of inlets
- Installation of underground drainage
- Maintain the open drainage way weed control program
- Reshaping of unimproved channels
This department also supplies manpower for numerous special projects in other areas / departments such as:
- Building maintenance
- Electrical work
- Other tasks as the need arises
- Right of way clearing
The department also assists the Sanitation Department during peak periods, particularly with large / heavy trash pick up.