The Public Works Street Maintenance crew works hard to extend the service life and maintain the safety, function, and appearance of Bothell’s public streets and walkways. The 2016 budget for these operations is $2,765,000.
Where does the money come from?
The City pays for maintenance of existing streets and sidewalks with money from the Street Fund.
What is included in this work?
Cleaning and maintaining street and traffic control signs on public streets.
Clearing road debris.
Inspecting streetlights and expediting replacements when necessary.
Maintaining road shoulders, curbs, and gutters.
Maintaining trails and landscaping downtown and in other improved areas.
Managing bridge maintenance.
Managing traffic signal repair and operations.
Patching roadways and filling potholes.
Providing 24-hour emergency response.
Providing snow and ice control.
Refreshing striping and pavement markings on public streets.
Trimming trees and vegetation in the right-of-way to remove potential hazards.
The street crew was able to provide considerably higher levels of service before 1999, when important revenue streams started to dry up. Now the Public Works Department is proposing budget increases to restore the level of service the Bothell community expects.