Acquisition and Maintenance of City Streets

Information Memo

Published: May 10, 2022

Acquisition and Maintenance of City Streets
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Outlines how cities establish and finance new city streets and maintain existing street infrastructure. Includes design and construction standards and procedures to open streets or roads. Defines of the parts of a street and different types of streets such as cartways and alleys. Discusses best practices for snow plowing, street-sweeping, pothole repair, sidewalk inspections and how to regulate others who want to work in your rights-of-way

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