The Street Department is responsible for maintaining approximately 560 lane miles, plus an additional 262 center lane miles of roadway and 60 miles of alleys. The staff consists of a Director of Public Works, an Assistant Director, a secretary, and 15 street workers.
- concrete repair
- crack sealing
- guardrails & concrete barriers
- litter control
- mowing & weed spraying - right-of-ways only
- pothole repair
- road edge repair
- sign replacement
- snow and ice removal
- sweeping streets
- tree trimming and removal – right-of-ways only
- weather related emergencies
Ditching and re-digging ditches that have silted in, culvert repair and replacement, and catch basin and detention basin cleaning and repairing are all done on an as-needed basis. The Street Department also supplies and hauls rip rap, dirt, and rock for erosion and flood control.
This department oversees replacing or repairing damaged, missing, or old traffic control signs, including stop signs, no parking signs, loading zone signs, and handicap signs, as well as other miscellaneous informational signs, such as warning signs and street markers.
A central crew provides attention to the business areas for signage, curb markings, and overall litter control.
Oil & Chipping Procedures
The City of Belleville Street Department, in conjunction with the Engineering Department, will conduct oil & chip operations in west Belleville this summer utilizing IDOT approved oil and rock chips. The areas include streets north and south of Main, from 60th to 101st, as well as streets in the Dutch Hollow area. It will not include the Ogles subdivision.
Motorists are asked to observe traffic control signs and flag personnel, and move parked cars off the affected streets by 6:00 a.m. Signs are generally posted on streets prior to operations, however, the exact day for a particular street cannot be determined.
Oil curing time is dependent upon air temperature and humidity, but is usually less than 15 minutes. After the oil is applied, chips are spread, and a roller compacts the chips into the oil.
Motorists are asked to please not drive over fresh oil, and to exercise caution on the freshly chipped streets.
The City of Belleville is not responsible for vehicles driving through fresh oil before chips have been spread, or for weather related issues.