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Maintenance Division - Maintenance Crews

 

Maintenance Crews | No Parking Signs | Sidewalk Maintenance | Snow Removal
Tree Trimming | Utilities


Action Crew | Asphalt Crew | Concrete Crew | Sign Crew
Street Sweeper Crew | Stormwater Crew

ACTION CREW - top

The Action Crew is a four man crew with a Crewleader, two heavy equipment operators and one maintenance worker. The primary duties include the following activities:

    PAINT STRIPING
    Pavement markings including center and edge markings, crosswalks, stop bars and turning lanes.

    RIGHT OF WAY
    This work includes sod replacement, guard rail replacement, storm sewers, sand blasting graffiti, brush removal, and any other activity in the City right-of-way. 

    SIDEWALK
    This work includes repairing sidewalk adjacent to property owned by the City, sidewalk repairs next to stormwater structures, and when funding and time is available other sidewalk locations.

    CORE DRILLING
    Prior to street reconstruction, a sample of the bottom layers of pavement are taken to determine the strength and durability by drilling a 6 inch diameter sample of street pavement to a depth of 3 - 11 inches deep.

    ASSISTING OTHER PUBLIC WORKS CREWS
    This includes assisting Sign and Fleet Maintenance crews.  All other assistance will be included in the hours for the kind of work done.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Includes hauling material to landfill and restocking dirt and rock supplies for Public Works Projects.

 


ASPHALT CREW - top

The Asphalt Crew is a five man crew with a Crewleader, one Heavy Equipment Operator and three Maintenance workers. This Crew is responsible for repair and maintenance to all public asphalt and concrete paved roads, and city facilities parking lots. Our street repairs are divided into the following categories:

    1. ASPHALT RECONSTRUCTION
    This method involves removing the pavement and rebuilding the sub-base, installing underdrains when necessary and replacing the pavement section.

    2. MILLING/RESURFACING
    This repair method involves milling the failed surface course to a depth of two to four inches and placing a new surface.

    3. CURBFILL
    Replacing the asphalt in front of new curbs that have been replaced by City crews. In some areas, this requires minor milling to match the existing pavement.

    4. POTHOLES
    Filling potholes.

    5. CRACKFILLING
    Sealing cracks on city owned streets in the street right-of-way to prevent moisture damage.

    6. PROJECTS
    Includes work performed on City property such as City parking lots and park trail.

 


CONCRETE CREW - top

The Concrete Crew is a six man crew with a Crewleader and five maintenance workers. Their primary duties include the following activities:

    CURB REPLACEMENT
    Removal and replacement of curb that is in a deteriorated condition.

    CONCRETED STREET REPAIRS
    This includes minor repairs to joints and some concrete panel repair/replacement on concrete streets.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    This work includes repairing stone walls, sidewalk replacement, and Leaf-Vac operations clearing leafs from curbs and storm inlets in the fall.




SIGN CREW - top

The Sign Crew is a two man crew with a Senior Traffic Control Technician and a Traffic Control Sign Technician II. The Sign Crew is responsible for the installation and repair of all street and traffic signs within the City. This includes the placing and removal of the "Temporary No Parking" signs.

The Sign Crew fabricates all of the City's street identification signs along with many of the City's standard traffic signs. The department utilizes a computerized sign fabrication system, which enables the City to create its own "special" signs in-house, resulting in a quicker turn around to get signs replaced and reduction in cost.

The Sign Crew is also responsible for the placement of traffic counters and the processing of traffic counter data.


TEMPORARY NO PARKING SIGNS

ARE YOU HAVING A LARGE PARTY, GARAGE OR ESTATE SALE? If you are having an event at your home and expect a large number of people to attend, you should think about ordering "Temporary No Parking" signs. There is no cost for this service. Click here to request No Parking Signs.

When guests start parking on both sides of a street, the street can quickly become impassable or very difficult to drive through. Although signs are not mandatory, The City of Leawood prefers that for large events "Temporary No Parking" signs be used. If the Police Department determines there are traffic problems caused by parked cars at an event, Patrol Officers may request your guests move their cars in order to maintain a reasonable flow of traffic.


If you forget to call or if you miss the deadline for a weekend event, kindly ask your guests to park on one side of the street or the other.

 


STREET SWEEPER CREW - top

Street SweeperThe City owns and operates one 2011 Schwarz A7000 Regen Air Street Sweeper. One operator is assigned to the sweeper to insure increased productivity, consistent operator maintenance, and enhanced diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities. Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City Streets. The City currently sweeps every curbed street totaling over 477 miles. Street sweeping is done 9 months out of the year. Sweeping is not done during winter months with freezing temperatures.

  • Arterial Streets are swept 9 times a year
  • Residential Streets are swept 6 times a year
  • Collector Streets are swept 6 times a year
  • City Parking Lots are swept 6 times a year

STORMWATER CREW - top

The Stormwater Crew is a three man crew with a Crewleader and two Heavy Equipment Operators. Their primary duties include the following activities:

    TELEVISION STORMSEWER SYSTEM
    Responsible for televising, inventorying and rating the stormsewer system. Annually televise 40,000 feet. Removal and replacement of curb that is in a deteriorated condition.

    MAINTENANCE OF STORMWATER SYSTEM
    The crew ensures the stormwater structures and pipes are clear of debris and operating as designed. This is accomplished through routine inspections and cleaning of the systems.

    REPAIR MINOR PIPE FAILURES
    The crew has the expertise and equipment to make minor repairs replacing failed sections of steel or concrete pipe. Large pipes require contractors that have the equipment to excavate and move these pipes.

    REPAIR STORMWATER STRUCTURES
    The crew is responsible for repair/replacing stormwater structures that have failed. These structures are often seen in the street and drain water from the street. These structures are also found in grass areas usually in the rear of the property taking in overland flow. Other structures do not allow water to get in but allow the pipe to changes direction and are locating in streets and grass areas.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    The crew also responds to Illicit Discharges and works with the appropriate agencies to handle any cleanup that is necessary.

For more information on Stormwater, Stormwater Management and Flooding click here.

 


 

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