- Maintain and expand services in a manner that aids the city in achieving its broader objectives
- Plan and provide for safe and efficient traffic circulation
- Protect the City’s assets by providing preventive maintenance and quality control on all public improvements
- Protect the environment and public safety, health, and well-being through regulatory activities and code compliance
- Provide cost-effective service in a friendly and efficient manner
- Serve the city residents with efficient and timely solid waste collection and disposal
Public Works Divisions
- Building Maintenance
- Civil Engineering
- Solid Waste
- Roads and Stormwater
- Vehicle Maintenance
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5th Street Study
The City will hold a public workshop on Monday, Feb. 19 at City Hall, to gather public input on the 5th Street Corridor Study. Our Public Works Department recently completed a study on 5th Street between Brown Chapel Road and Mississippi Avenue to explore making it an uninterrupted east-west corridor through the city.
Among the recommendations for Phase One are to put in 4-way stops at the intersections with Georgia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Ohio, keep the existing 4-way stops at Brown Chapel and Columbia, and convert the existing 2-way stops at Florida and Dakota to 4-way stops. All other 5th Street intersections are recommended to become north-south 2-way stops (meaning state street traffic would stop.) All of the proposed changes for Phase 1 and Phase 2 would happen within existing right-of-way.
At the workshop, staff will discuss the findings and gather comments from the public.
The study explored what modifications would be needed along 5th Street, including intersections, drainage, striping, and safety features and traffic circles. It also outlines which intersections would have 4-way stops and 2-way stops.
The study also calls for the existing school zone signs on 5th Street, Columbia Avenue and Robinson Avenue near Lakeview Elementary School to be replaced with flashing school zone signs, regardless of whether any other changes are made to the corridor. We have funded the lighted school zone signs and are working to purchase them.
The public workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 9th St.