Curbs & Gutters

Initial installation of curb and gutter on city maintained streets is at the request and expense of the property owner. An interested property owner should call our engineering office at 919-775-8231 for curb and gutter specifications.
The city provides maintenance on existing curb and gutter of city maintained / owned streets as needed where safety is a concern.


The city is responsible for the maintenance of city maintained and owned streets. However, when city services such as water or sewer work requires an excavation of a state maintained streets, the city will perform utility patching at the work site.

To report a pothole, call the Public Works Service Center at 919-775-8247.

Street Closures

Special Event street closures are now being overseen by Nick Fortune, Sanford Parks Administrator. In the event of an emergency services street closure, i.e. police, fire or ambulance please contact the police department at 919-775-8268. For all other emergency utility street closures please contact the service center at 919-775-8247.

See Event Street Closure Procedures or Emergency Street Closures for more information.

Street Resurfacing

The City's goal is to resurface streets once every twelve years if funding is available. The average life of a street is twelve to fifteen years.

Street Sweeping

The city sweeps streets with curb and gutter on a regular basis by scheduled routes as weather permits.