After-Hours Streets NumberThe Streets Department is responsible for maintaining Altoona’s streets, traffic signals, and right-of-way. The department is overseen by the Public Works Director, with the Streets Supervisor in charge of daily activities.

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

  • Maintain and repair 207+ lane miles of roadway and right-of-way, 28 sets of traffic signals, and over 6,000 road signs
  • Perform snow removal on all city streets plus county roads under contract with Polk County secondary roads
  • Trim and remove trees on city property and right-of-way
  • Operate and maintain all excavation and road maintenance equipment
  • Review construction site plans submitted to the city
  • Work with the Building Department on building repairs and alterations
  • Assist the Water, Wastewater, and Parks departments with excavation, grading, and repair of City utilities and grounds
  • Perform concrete paving repairs on city property.