The Street Maintenance program focuses on preserving the structural integrity of improved streets, drivability of unimproved streets and to minimize traffic hazards to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Springfield’s street system includes improved streets and unimproved streets, sidewalks, street curbs, gutters and barricades. Streets that are built to City standards including an engineered base, asphalt or concrete surface, curbs, and gutters are classed improved streets. Improved streets represent a considerable investment to the community.
Improved streets receive preventative activities including crack sealing and slurry sealing. Repairing improved streets can be base repairs, overlays, skin patching and/or potholes filled. Improved streets are swept and may receive some level of ice and snow control during snow events. Sidewalks, curbs and gutters are maintained on a priority basis.