Street Maintenance Services

The Street Maintenance Manager directs the Street Maintenance Supervisor and his crew of nine (9) Street Maintenance Technicians and the Traffic Services Foreman and his crew of three (3) Traffic Services Technicians to maintain the public transportation system and traffic control devices (traffic and pedestrian signals, street signage, pavement markings), provide winter storm response, and monitor the conditions of streets to prioritize work performed to maximize cost-effectiveness and service to the community.

The Street Maintenance Division maintains 3.6M square yards of streets and alleys, 522 lane miles of pavement, four bridges, and 17,710 lineal feet of guardrail by using six (6) snow plows, six (6) sanders, four (4) mag distributors, eight (8) types of paving equipment, a backhoe, ten (10) dump trucks, various utility pickups and several other specialty equipment for pavement management operations.

Traffic Services maintains 34 traffic signals, 9,046 traffic signs, 456 street lights, 380 crosswalks, 309 stop bars, 400 legends, 66 miles of centerline striping, 31 school flashers, five (5) warning flashers, and eight (8) rapid flashing beacons by using utility pickups, line striper, bucket truck, and other specialty equipment. 

City streets are identified and undergo preventative maintenance as part of our Annual Street Preservation program. 

How do I report an issue?

You can report issues located in the public right-of-way and within City limits by:

  • Completing an online form
  • Calling 208-746-1316 extension 0; or
  • Telling us in-person at 215 D Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501

City vs County vs State

There are several public agencies outside of the City of Lewiston working cooperatively and independently of each other on routine maintenance and capital improvements to transportation infrastructure in the Lewis-Clark Valley.

The Nez Perce County’s Road & Bridge Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and capital improvements of over 600 miles of paved and unpaved roadways and 35 bridges. The 2020 Nez Perce County Transportation Plan (PDF) provides an overview of existing infrastructure conditions and practices as well as proposed future improvements. 

Approximate map showing the shared right-of-way between the City of Lewiston and Nez Perce County.

Contact information, standards, and more can be found on the Road & Bridge Department page of the Nez Perce County website.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is the state level agency dedicated to transportation infrastructure with jurisdictional responsibility over almost 5,000 miles of highway, more than 1,700 bridges, 30 recreational and emergency airstrips, and 30 rest areas and 10 fixed ports of entry on the state highway system. ITD also provides oversight for federal grants, provides planning and project development for railways, and supports bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Aerial view of the City of Lewiston showing the Idaho Transportation Department's responsibilities.

Contact information, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), projects, news, and more can be found on the District 2 page of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) website.