Street operations and maintenance staff within the Transportation Division work daily to maintain The City’s street network, which consists of 155 center-line miles of streets within the Redmond Urban Growth Boundary. This equates to 316.19 lane miles. The Transportation Division’s philosophy is that it is better to treat streets with lower-cost, preventative maintenance treatments, such as Seal Coats, Chip Seals, and Crack Seals, and extend their life cycle before the street condition deteriorates to a state where it requires more costly rehabilitation and reconstruction treatments.
Warm weather means Redmond street crews will be out making road repairs. It also means event season is in full swing. Work for the current year is expected to be completed by October and includes Asphalt Overlay, Hot Oil Chip Seal, Surface Seal Coating and Crack Sealing.
As winter approaches the Transportation Division monitors weather reports and moves to a winter work schedule as part of the Snow and Ice Plan. Because emergency routes need to be kept open for the hospital, fire and police, these roads take priority for snow removal and sanding. Following in priority are the arterial and major collectors, minor collectors, residential through streets, and finally, cul-de-sacs.
Eleven Transportation Division employees are responsible for numerous activities that promote safe use of streets and beautification of the City. Other maintenance activities which you will see going on at various times throughout the year include:
The various Departments within the City use a fleet of vehicles and equipment to conduct their daily work. This includes specialized Public Works, Police, Fire, and other City vehicles all kept in good working order by five mechanics who are specially trained and certified.
Questions or comments, please contact:
Rob Peters, Transportation Division Manager
City of Redmond Public Works Department