Who We Are
The Streets Maintenance Section provides equipment and staffing for the operations and maintenance of the City of Reno streets. Staffing is also responsible for emergency support for snow and ice removal and flood control.
The Streets Maintenance Section is dedicated to providing the City of Reno with safe, clean streets. Staff strives to preserve the good pavement within the City of Reno by crack sealing over 15 million square feet per a year. Potholes are repaired within one working day. If you see a pothole, please call Reno Direct at 334-INFO.
Reno City employees live and work in the local community, and our families are your neighbors. Our staff, cares about the quality of life in our region and we are committed to making the City of Reno a safe and healthy place to live. Your input is valued so if you have any suggestions on how we can best serve you, please let us know.
Downtown Maintenance - Staff provides maintenance of Redevelopment Agency facilities at the Riverwalk, the Riverwalk Extension and in those downtown areas funded through a Special Assessment Maintenance District.
Emergency Response - Streets crews provide emergency street service such as clean-up after auto accidents and spills, snow and ice removal, snow plowing and natural disaster assistance. Assistance is also provided to police and fire personnel when necessary. Our team is trained on heavy equipment such as front end loaders, bulldozers and backhoes to assist in our response to the City’s needs.
Paint and Sign - Staff provides safe, effective and efficient traffic flow by maintaining the City's system of traffic control signs, and pavement and curb markings.
Parking Meters - Allocates parking resources to best serve short and long-term parking needs by designating parking zones and maintaining parking meters.
Pavement Maintenance - Provides safe and comfortable traffic flow by maintaining the City's system of paved roadways. Maintains the City's system of roadway fences, guardrails and unpaved shoulders within the public road rights-of-way.
Snow and Ice Control - Crews provide roadway access during winter months in a safe manner with minimal harmful effects on the environment.
Street Sweeping - Staff provides a clean street environment by removing debris from City streets while enhancing air and water quality of the community.
Special Events – Streets Maintenance Staff assist the City Manager’s office and Reno Police Department with the planning, preparation, staffing, operation and clean-up of special events. Supervisors write the traffic control plans, and work with staff to get the streets closed for the safety of the event. After the event is over, staff helps with clean-up and opens the streets back up.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
Watch all cars carefully. Many drivers are busy watching other motorists and are not aware of pedestrian activity.
Make Yourself Visible and Noticeable
Wear bright colored clothing during the day and wear white or reflective clothing and carry a flashlight while walking at night.
Watch Where You Walk
Walk on the left side of the street, facing oncoming traffic. Make certain eye contact is made with the driver before crossing in front of a waiting car. Never step into the road from behind a parked car or other obstacle.
Cross the Street with a Group whenever possible
A group is easier to see than just one person. If crossing alone, try to make eye contact with drivers or wave (even in a crosswalk) to be sure the drivers see you.
Cross the Street at a Crosswalk- Do not Jaywalk
Jaywalking is when a pedestrian crosses a roadway where regulations do not permit doing so. Examples include a pedestrian crossing between intersections without yielding to drivers and starting to cross a crosswalk at a signalized intersection without waiting for a permissive indication to be displayed.
When waiting to cross a street, wait on the curb for the “WALK” signal to come on. If there is a signal button, push it to activate the pedestrian crosswalk signal. Do not attempt to cross the street when the” DON'T WALK” sign is illuminated. Once the “WALK” signal appears, cross the road quickly, keeping your attention on the traffic around you. Watch for turning cars.
If the flashing “DONT WALK” signal comes on while you are crossing the street, continue to the other side. This is only a warning that the light will be changing soon, but there is still enough time to finish crossing in a safe manner. DO NOT attempt to start crossing the street from the curb if the signal is flashing, for there is not enough time to cross safely.
If you get cited for jaywalking in Reno NRS484.325, it's a $125 dollar fine--the equivalent to about three parking tickets.
Essentially you commit a misdemeanor crime when you jaywalk.
Do no overestimate your ability to reach your destination in a safe manner. Plan ahead for your route to include as many crosswalk locations as possible. Many busy intersections have pedestrian crossing signals which make crossing a street safer if they are used properly.