The Street Maintenance Division offers many services. The primary responsibility of the Boone Street Division is to maintain the Town of Boone’s 83 miles of street infrastructure. From pothole repair to snow removal, our Streets team in our Public Works Department work tirelessly to help maintain the town roads we all use daily.
Over time, all roadways require some type of corrective maintenance. Techniques such as asphalt patching, surface treatments, street milling, pothole repair and asphalt overlays are used to repair pavement and maintain an acceptable pavement condition.
Within the town limits are several miles of drainage lines. Our crews perform new construction and repair projects as well as preventative maintenance activities on the town’s closed stormwater infrastructures. This includes:
Due to Boone’s winter climate, the Street Division’s snow removal teams work diligently during our winter months to remove snow and ice. The snow and ice season in Boone may begin as early as the end of October and last until the beginning of April.
The goal of the Town of Boone’s snow and ice control operation is to provide cost-effective clearing and removal of ice and snow from town streets resulting in safe travel throughout the town. This may be achieved chemically with the use of sodium chloride (salt), slag, and/or brine solution. During a storm event, arterial streets receive priority followed by other main streets. All streets are treated and/or plowed to achieve as bare of pavement as possible given the weather conditions at the time. The decision to plow streets or apply treatment or both is not a straightforward matter and requires considerable judgment from those responsible.
Crews work on a rotating 24-hour, 7-days a week shift during the storm event until we have bare pavement. Following the storm event, crews haul snow from the downtown area to open parking spaces for the downtown businesses and shoppers.