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    Digging Deadline For Digging In City Streets

    Posted on September 22, 2022

    Every October, the Watertown Street Division asks contractors to discontinue digging in City streets due to the seasonal closure of the asphalt hot mix plant. Read on...
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    Traffic Control Changes to 14th Ave. N. & Maple Street

    Posted on August 19, 2022

    At 6 AM, Monday, August 22nd, 2022, the Watertown Street Division will be removing the “Stop” signs for east and westbound traffic Read on...
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    2022 Downtown Business District Sweeping Schedule

    Posted on May 18, 2022

    Weather permitting, on Friday morning, May 20th, 2022 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Watertown Street Division will be sweeping the roadways in the Downtown Business District. Read on...
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    Mowing Ordinance Reminder

    Posted on May 18, 2022

    The Watertown Street Division would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to deposit leaves or grass into streets/alleys, as per Ordinance 5.0306. Read on...
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    2022 Street Sweeping Schedule

    Posted on April 29, 2022

    On May 2nd, 2022 the City of Watertown will begin the annual Street Sweeping Schedule. Read on...
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The Street Department strives to maximize the life of the Watertown’s transportation facilities and to provide a high quality driving surface on approximately 220 miles of city streets through a comprehensive maintenance, repair, and sweeping program including timely and efficient snow removal, street de-icing, and sanding operations. The maintenance program consists of scheduled annual asphalt overlays, crack sealing on approximately 60 blocks per year, and seal coating of about 280 blocks per year.

If you have questions regarding Street Department activities, or need to report an issue, please reference the Street Department phone list.

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The Street Department shares the responsibility of maintaining Watertown's storm water management systems by mowing detention ponds, cleaning trash screens on storm sewer inlets, and clearing and regrading overland flow paths. The Street Department is largely responsible for the annual spring city-wide cleanup week held in May. The department also assists in the construction of numerous park and recreation amenities.

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Street Repair Rates & Guidelines
  3. Equipment & Personnel Rates
  4. Supplied Material Rates
  5. Snow Removal

Responsibilities

Street Department Activities Include:
  • Blading and graveling of gravel surfaces and township obligations every four to six weeks
  • Spraying and mowing right of way
  • Milling and paving, control of same
  • Repair of equipment
  • Current recall list
  • Apply sanding mixture
  • Sweeping all streets and avenues every three to four weeks
  • Spring run-off control
  • Traffic control devices and signs
  • Traffic striping and markings
  • Material specification for city
  • Extensive patching of city streets
  • Snow removal and snow removal from downtown
  • Mix salt and sand
  • Safety programs: public, employee, and workers
  • Specification for new equipment
  • Drainage system cleaning and mowing
  • Paving 50 to 60 blocks per year
  • Seal coating 160 blocks per year
  • Snow fencing: 10th Avenue North, Third Avenue North, Cutts Avenue, City Park, North Ridge, and 10th Avenue North gardens

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Contact The Street Department

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Phone:

(605) 882-6207

Address:

730 Arrow Ave NE
Watertown, SD 57201-0250