Street Maintenance

Division Overview

The Street Division has 18 employees and maintains over 130 miles of city streets and right-of-way within the City limits. The Division strives to ensure safety of streets and right-of way through cost effective maintenance.

Ownership of Public Roads

Public roads in Sanford are owned and maintained by either the City of Sanford or the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Knowing the entity that owns a particular street or road helps in knowing where and how to report maintenance issues. 

Roads may also be owned privately. Parking lots and the roads within them are all privately owned and not maintained by either the City of Sanford or NCDOT.

Who Maintains the Roads?

Services Provided

The City of Sanford is responsible for providing the following services for the streets it maintains:

  • Curb and gutter
  • Drainage repairs
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Pothole patching
  • Repair and revitalization of streets
  • Sidewalk and driveways repairs
  • Snow and ice control within city right of ways
  • Street Closures
  • Street light planning
  • Street sweeping
  • Traffic services