Sealcoating of City streets soon to begin
The City of San Angelo will soon begin its yearly program of street maintenance.
The City Council today awarded Ronald R. Wagner & Co. of Kendalia, Texas, a $2.4 million contract to perform the work, as it has the last two years. The sealcoating of selected streets throughout the city represents the third year of an eight-year cycle to maintain every city roadway in San Angelo.
The project’s start date will depend upon the contractor’s availability. The work will take about three weeks and will conclude in August. Streets in the Fairview addition, Santa Rita and in the University and College Hills areas will be treated, as will Twin Mountain Drive. For maps of the streets to be sealcoated, see the right-hand side of the Street & Bridge page.
Cars parked on the streets being sealcoated could be subject to towing.
“We will alert homeowners beforehand,” City Engineer Russell Pehl said. “We desperately need their cooperation in keeping vehicles from being parked on the streets. We need these roadways cleared to ensure maximum effectiveness of this maintenance program.”
Sealcoating is not to be confused with resurfacing a roadway. Sealcoating is a preventative measure. It involves applying a thin layer of asphalt and rock to a street’s surface. That prevents moisture from seeping into the asphalt and damaging the roadway’s base. The process extends the life of a street’s surface.
The City Council last year approved an $80 million, 10-year plan to rebuild San Angelo’s worst streets. The first project – reconstruction of MLK Drive – is halfway done and is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2018. The first phase of a three-phase project to rebuild Bell Street will begin in the fall. The construction schedule is available at cosatx.us/streets.
The Operations Department is responsible for providing effective transportation and an efficient infrastructure for anyone who lives or works in San Angelo. The Operations Department accomplishes this task by working cooperatively with citizens and businesses to provide vital services to the City of San Angelo. The department is comprised of the following divisions:
Fleet Services (formerly known as Vehicle Maintenance) keeps the City of San Angelo moving by providing expert analysis and repairs of City-owned vehicles and equipment. The efforts of our 17-member staff are directed at servicing light- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment, new vehicle make ready, accessory rig-up service, parts supply, licensing and registration, fuel services, vehicle and equipment purchasing, and auction hosting (sales).
Lake Operations is responsible for the maintenance on and around Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir. This includes: repair and upkeep of City-owned boat docks and ramps, watering and mowing of park facilities, removal of dead or diseased trees and planting of new trees, repair and/or replacement of bouys, emptying more than 200 trash cans on a regular basis, and brush abatement.
The Stormwater Division improves the quality of stormwater runoff through effective maintenance of drainage features, street sweeping, right-of-way maintenance and mowing, and approved methods of herbicide applications. It is also responsible for new construction of drainage structures.
Street & Bridge
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The Street & Bridge Division is responsible for maintaining all roadways, alleys and pertinent structures related to both. It also performs a wide variety of other tasks, including but not limited to herbiciding and mosquito spraying, picking up illegal dumping, and setting barrels out for flooding and street closure permits.
The Traffic Division is responsible for traffic signal timing improvements, signal head and LED replacements, the repair and replacement of signal control equipment (including traffic detection systems, controllers, cabinets, visors, louvers, etc.), warning flashers at schools, outdoor warning sirens and the installation of traffic signals at warranted locations.
The street lighting throughout San Angelo is maintained by AEP. To report a street light outage on a city street, call the Operations office at 325-657-4206. Please have the number from the light pole available. (Street lights in alleys are not maintained by the City.)