Streets & Drainage Department
What We Do
The City of Rome Streets & Drainage Department's construction and paving crews maintains the 267 centerline miles of asphalt within the City that link interstate commerce in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. They are responsible for repairing, patching, and resurfacing these roadways as well as any sidewalks located within the City limits.
Right of Way
The right-of-way crews are responsible for mowing and weeding the right-of-ways bordering City streets as well as keeping the storm drainage systems clear and free flowing to minimize the hazards of flooding.
During severe weather events, the Streets and Drainage crews are the first responders to ensure city streets are clear, safe for travel and accessible to emergency vehicles. Whether they are de-icing streets in the winter or clearing downed trees during tornado season, crews are on call 24/7 during and after severe weather events.
In recent years, the Streets and Drainage Department has also played a key role in many special projects such as the construction of Streetscape in downtown Rome and the development of Ridge Ferry Park and the Clock tower Hill site restoration. They also assist and support both the Engineering Services and the Traffic & Electrical Departments as needed.
Other responsiblities include the following:
- Assisting with various events such as road races, block parties and concerts
- Maintaining walking trails • Inspection and maintenance of retention ponds
- Removal of beaver dams
- Repair and maintenance and inspection of sidewalks
- Approval of curb cuts for new residential driveways
Residents who have work requests regarding pavement, road repair, drainage or right-of ways may call the main Street Department number: (706)236-4585.