Streets and Traffic Maintenance

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The Public Services Department is responsible for the maintenance of city streets and traffic control devices in Marion. Maintenance activities include scheduled maintenance of the city's infrastructure, snow and ice control, and response operations to storm and flooding events.

Infrastructure maintenance items include:

  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Curb Repair and Maintenance
  • Pothole Repair
  • Street Sweeping
  • Traffic Maintenance    

Pavement Maintenance

The repairs to city streets consist mainly of full-depth concrete patching and asphalt overlays. The Public Services Department completes such projects on an annual basis utilizing over 2,000 cubic yards of concrete and over 4,000 tons of asphalt. Scheduled repairs to city streets are prioritized based upon traffic volumes and level of infrastructure deterioration. This seasonal work is typically completed from March to November.

If you see a section of pavement that is in need of repair, SUBMIT A REQUEST or call 319-377-6367 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Curb Repair and Maintenance

The Public Services Department also maintains the curbs and gutters within the city right of way. The Department programs curb and gutter reconstruction projects annually. 

To report curb repair and maintenance issues, SUBMIT A REQUEST or call 319-377-6367 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Pothole Repair

The Public Services Department is responsible for pavement maintenance and receives pothole repair requests throughout the year.

If you see a pothole that needs to be repaired within the Marion city limits, SUBMIT A REQUEST or call 319-377-6367 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Street Sweeping

The street sweepers are in operation on a seasonal basis which is usually March to December. In the spring, city streets are swept several times to clean off the accumulation of debris from the winter months The City’s arterial and collector streets are swept on a monthly basis in the spring and fall. During the summer months, streets are scheduled for sweeping about every six weeks. Generally, residential streets are cleaned every 6-8 weeks throughout the year. 

To request street sweeping services, due to things such as broken glass or debris in the roadway, SUBMIT A REQUEST or call 319-377-6367 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Traffic Maintenance

Traffic maintenance activities include the repair, maintenance and installation of traffic control devices that include streets signs, roadway markings, traffic signals and street lighting.

Street sign maintenance operations are typically performed throughout the year and include the repair of damaged street signs, installation of new signs for subdivisions, and scheduled sign replacement programs.

The maintenance of roadway markings is typically performed during the summer season with the application of water-based traffic marking paint.  

If you have a concern with the operation of one of the city's traffic signals, SUBMIT A REQUEST or call 319-377-6367 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday.