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Home > City Departments > Public Works, Parks & Streets > Streets

Streets

GOALS:

  • To provide engineering supervision for the construction and permanent repairs of street pavements, curbs and sidewalks in order to move vehicular and pedestrian traffic safely
  • to protect the City's investment in this street system
  • to insure public safety through compliance with engineering standards by providing inspection service for work in the public thoroughfare, performed by private contractors and City agencies

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Supervises the construction of all City streets, alleys, park roadways, drive approaches, sidewalks, crosswalks and handicap ramps for the disabled
  • Supervises street repair operations performed by private contractors, including street resurfacing, curb and sidewalk replacement, , and the repair of street cuts
  • Prepares and administers contracts for all repair contracts performed by private contractors
  • Maintains street paving records for all construction activities of the Street Paving Office.

Design and Planning of City Streets

GOALS:

  • To provide for the design, planning and contract administration or streets, sidewalks and curbs in the City of Buffalo
  • To form an accurate basis for assessment, engineering, planning, and capital construction
  • to comply with accepted engineering standards

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Coordinate during for construction and consultant contracts
  • Interview consultants and evaluate consultant proposals for construction projects
  • Oversee and monitor all phases off the design process
  • Provide City departments and private consultants hired by the City with accurate maps, survey, plans supporting data conforming to professional design standards
  • Prepares plans, specifications and contract documents for all city streets, alleys park approaches and roadways
  • Advertise, receive, evaluate and recommend all construction project bids
  • Over see and monitor all phases of the construction process including payments, change orders, job meetings and inspection
  • Coordinates and check projects, including subdivisions funded by various groups including Block Grants, community Development and urban Renewal
  • Reviews all subdivision and condominium maps and plans for correctness and compliance with accepted engineering standards as required by Section IV, Chapter LXXI of the Ordinances of the City of Buffalo (Subdivision Control Ordinance)
  • Corrects, maintains and certifies the tax maps and assessment descriptions for the Department of Assessment as required by Section 155 (Maps and Surveys) of the City Charter
  • Makes maps, plans and surveys relating to the opening, layout and improvement of all public streets, alleys, park approaches and other public grounds and structures, as required by Section 178 of the City Charter
  • Maintains title records for all public streets, alleys, park approaches, parks and other public grounds as required by Section 178 of the City Charter
  • Maintains the list of official names for all public streets, parks, and public buildings as required by Article XVI of Chapter VI, of the Ordinances of the City of Buffalo
  • Assigns all street numbers as required by Chapter XXVII (Numbering Houses) Ordinances of the City of Buffalo
  • Prepares plans and specifications for engineering projects for the City of Buffalo, such as flood control projects along Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River.

Lighting of Streets

GOALS:

  • To ensure the safety of the City's residential and commercial areas via good street lighting

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Modernization of street lighting
  • Re-erection of knocked down standards
  • Painting of street light standards
  • Prepare and coordinate plans, specifications, and design lighting plans for Community Development, State of New York, Block Grant programs, City of Buffalo paving and Design and other agencies
  • Provide manpower, equipment, and replacement parts for Buffalo Place street lighting (approx. 2000 light bulbs)