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Streets Department

The Altoona Streets Department is overseen by the Public Works Director. The streets supervisor is in charge of daily activities. The Streets supervisor is Rob Taylor, please feel free to contact Rob during office hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at 515-967-2734 with any questions or comments. If there is an emergency regarding streets during off hours please call the floater phone at 515-710-7449.

Primary functions of the streets department include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, clean, and repair 140+ lane miles of roadway and right-of-way
  • 22 sets of traffic signals to repair and maintain
  • Replace and repair over 6000 signs
  • Perform snow removal on all city streets plus county roads under contract with Polk County secondary roads
  • Trim and remove tree’s on city property and right-of-way
  • Operate and maintain all excavation and road maintenance equipment
  • Review and comment on construction site plans submitted to the city
  • Work directly with the building maintenance department on building repairs and alterations
  • Assist water, wastewater, and parks with excavation, grading, and repair of city utilities and grounds
  • Do all concrete paving repair on city property.

Right-of-Way (ROW) Permits

Whenever construction is necessary in the public rights of way or within other assets under City jurisdiction, a right of way permit must be obtained from the City of Altoona.  Please check out of the information provide in the documents below to help you complete the process:

ROW Permit Instructions
ROW Permit Instructions
ROW Permit Instructions.pdf
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ROW Construction Permit Application
ROW Construction Permit Application
ROW-Construction-Permit-Application.pdf
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ROW Design Permit Application
ROW Design Permit Application
ROW-Design-Permit-Application.pdf
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Chapter 141 - ROW Management
Chapter 141 - ROW Management
Chapter-141-ROW-Management.pdf
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tanner Molitor in the Engineering Department at either (515) 967-5136 ext. 242 or email at tmolitor@altoona-iowa.com.

 

Streets Department Files