The Public Works Streets Division strives to maintain the best possible road infrastructure for the City of Cibolo. The Streets Division includes approximately (13) employees. The Division's objective includes maintenance of road surfaces, right-of-way safety, mowing right-of-way frontage, school zone safety, sidewalks, traffic control signs/lights, and street lights.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF CITY STREETS
The Streets Division performs the following maintenance and repair of streets within the City's limits. This does not include TxDot or County roads.
TYPES OF REPAIRS:
- Pothole Repairs: The area we are repairing will have its loose material removed, tack coat applied to the surface and repair material to grade will be compacted to conform to the existing roadway surface using a roller.
- Blade Level-Up: This work consists of applying hot mix asphalt to smooth roadway and removing rutting. Blade Level-Up is required when a pavement section is holding water due to shifting subgrade. Completion of the work ensures that water drains properly as standing water has a negative impact to a pavement section over time.
- Base Repairs: This type of work covers a larger area than pothole repairs. The area is saw-cut, followed by the removal of loose asphalt pavement and base material. A tack coat is applied to the surfaces of the area and repair material to grade is place in lifts of no more than 4" deep. The base repair is then finished to grade and compacted to conform to the existing roadway surface using a roller.
- Mill and Overlays: We mill 2" or 3" of existing pavement and place a layer of hot mix asphalt pavement to restore the street to its original shape and ride. We also perform overlay repairs where we mill the existing asphalt to level surface and asphalt overlay.
- Chips Seals and Limited Overlays: In an effort to waterproof the existing surface of a street and increase skid resistance, we apply a chip seal. We first spray a thin layer of asphalt over the pavement, and next we apply a thin layer of small aggregate followed by a thin hot-mix asphalt pavement overlay.
- Crack Sealing: We crack seal in order to prevent moisture from entering into the pavement. We first clean and seal the cracks with an asphalt sealant. The result looks like a dark spider web on top of the pavement.
- Reconstruction of Roadways: When a pavement section has deteriorated or has shifted and is holding water, we must reconstruct it. This includes replacing concrete curbs and fixing drainage issues.
Please keep in mind that streets in sub-developments that are still under construction are the responsibility of the developer. The City does not take over maintenance for sidewalks or streets in these areas until we take final acceptance.
TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND SCHOOL FLASHERS
The Streets Division performs the maintenance of our City traffic signals/non-TxDOT traffic signals and the school flashers in school zones inside the city limits of Cibolo.
The Streets Division maintains the black decorative light poles on Main Street. CPS Energy maintains the street lights in the Lantana Subdivision; their contact number is (210) 353-2222. Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) maintains the remaining street lights in the City of Cibolo; their contact number is (800) 223-4832.
RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICY
If you have a concern about local traffic that you believe is adversely affecting a neighborhood, you may follow the procedures to make a written request as detailed in our Residential Traffic Management Policy.
The Public Works Department and City Engineer will review any requests, meet with the resident or homeowners association and evaluate the request to determine if further study is necessary.
If you have a concern about overgrown vegetation in the right-of-way within the City's limits, TxDOT and County roads excluded, please contact our office with location details or submit a Report a Concern form from our website.
REPORT A CONCERN
To report a concern, please contact the Public Works Department at (210) 658-9900 Extension 3160 or 3164 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also use the REPORT A CONCERN form on our website to submit your concern.