Properly maintaining the city’s dirt streets and alleyways is an important facet of the Street division. The City of Hutchinson has 561 dirt alleys – that’s over 49 miles of dirt alleys and streets to be maintained.
The Storm Water division of
Public Works inspects, repairs, and maintains approx. 114 miles of the City’s underground storm sewer system. Work activities include cleaning storm sewer pipes, CCTV inspection, repairing storm sewer pipes, and repairing and rebuilding storm sewer inlets and manholes.
Constructed between April 1952 and June 1954, Hutchinson’s flood control system is comprised of six levees spanning 27.88 miles. These levees are located along the Arkansas River and Cow Creek and protect approximately 41,000 residents of Hutchinson and the surrounding rural area.
One of the key functions of the Street division is keeping the City’s paved streets properly maintained. This includes asphalt, concrete and brick streets. Hutchinson has over 282 miles of paved streets and roads.
The goal of the Traffic Control division is to maintain the operation of the City’s traffic signal system, railroad crossings, crosswalks, emergency sirens and streetlights and perform necessary upgrades and repairs.