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Supervisor: Clint Conrad
The Street and Alley division has seven full-time employees to maintain improvements within the rights-of-way of Highland. Various duties include street sweeping, snow plowing, sidewalk repair and replacement, pavement patching, tree pruning and removal, storm sewer maintenance, mosquito abatement, grass and weed control of right-of-way, and maintenance of approximately 66 miles of streets and alleys.
All streets and alleys within city limits are maintained by the Street and Alley Department. The department's largest annual project is the street sealing program where crews seal the oil-and-chip streets on a rotating basis. Street sweeping is provided by the department Monday through Fridays. The sweeper is forced to bypass any areas with cars parked along the curb. Street signs are maintained and replaced on an as needed basis. If you see a street sign missing or damaged, please call the Department of Public Works at 618-654-6823, after hours please contact the Highland Police Department at 618-654-2131.
Sewers may become momentarily overwhelmed and may not take water immediately during substantial rainfall in a short period. When the storm weakens and the sewer is still not draining at all, please call the public works office. Please help keep the inlets clean by removing leaves and other debris off of the storm sewer grates. Crews clean and flush storm sewers when needed.
The department also maintains the public right of way within city limits. Crews are responsible to keep grass mowed and weeds cut along the roadway to a level that does not interfere with driver's line of sight.