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On Schedule

Road Closures

Three Closures

Superior Avenue
Construction on Superior Avenue, between Taylor Drive and North 29th Street, is scheduled to begin on June 22, 2020. Construction will include storm sewer, sanitary sewer repairs, concrete pavement, sidewalk, street lighting, and updated traffic signals.

Geele Avenue
Construction on Geele Avenue between North 23rd Street and Calumet Drive will begin Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Construction to include water main replacement, lead water service replacement, storm sewer repairs, concrete sidewalk repairs, and new asphalt pavement.

South 10th Street

South 10th Street between Maryland Avenue and Illinois Avenue will be closed Monday, August 3, 2020, through late September, for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main construction. The closure will include the intersection of South 10th Street and Illinois Avenue along with the intersection of South Commerce Street and Maryland Avenue.

Closure and Detour Details

STREETS & SANITATION FUNCTION

The Streets & Sanitation Division has 38 fulltime employees, which makes it the largest Division within the Department of Public Works. The Division places a high priority on improving the quality of life by effectively developing, maintaining and improving the infrastructure, and community services.

Water goes down a city street drain.

Sanitary and Storm Sewer Maintenance

As residents are preparing for social distancing and self-isolation, please be aware of what types of products can be flushed down your toilet. Many people are choosing alternative bathroom paper products, such as wet wipes, baby wipes, cotton balls, and paper towels. Many of these products have marketing language that states they are flushable. However, these products are not flushable. Products other than toilet paper are not designed to be flushed down the toilet. They do not break down or disintegrate quickly enough and can clog your plumbing, your sewer lateral, and the mainline sewer. All hygiene products other than toilet paper should be thrown in the trash. A sewer back up at this time, with limited cleaning supplies available, can spread other infections virus. Please remember "No Wipes Down the Pipes."

No Wipes Down the Pipes

Sewer Backups

The City of Sheboygan makes every effort to be responsive to a resident’s needs and concerns when a sewer backup occurs. The City has a sewer crew whose sole duty is to inspect, clean, and maintain sewers on a daily basis. They are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to minimize the possibility of sewer problems. Backed up sewer lines, line breaks, sewage odors, and overflowing manholes are considered an emergency.

A sewer backup creates a stressful and emotional situation for the homeowner/renter. In some cases it may cause health and safety concerns as well as significant property loss. A proper response to a sewer backup can greatly minimize property damage and diminish the threat of illness.

Concrete is torn up on a street.

Daily Street Maintenance

Street Excavation and Repairs: DPW personnel makes repairs to catch basins, manholes, and crosswalks.

Pothole Repair: The Streets Division makes a concentrated effort to fill potholes within two business days. During the summer months, the Division uses hot mix asphalt and cold mix in the winter months.

Asphalting Paving: Streets employees have started working with the Engineering Division to complete the paving on Capital Improvement Projects. Streets employees will also repair the neighborhood streets using the asphalt paving machine.

A City of Sheboygan street sweeping truck clears a road.

Street Sweeping

Street sweeping is weather dependent, is not performed in inclement weather. During the operational months from April to November, the Department of Public Works sweeps more than 5,000 miles of the curb line. Keep in mind that you may not necessarily see the sweeper on your street because operations start at 5:00 a.m. It takes four to six weeks to complete a full sweep of the entire city. City street sweepers also sweep up after car accidents and often assist Public Works construction crews by sweeping up areas prior to asphalt paving.

A City of Sheboygan snow plow truck drives down a snowy street.

Snow and Ice Removal

Snow and ice control is one of the most important and visible activities the Division performs. The Division takes a proactive approach through advance planning, crew training, equipment readiness, deicing agents, monitoring weather forecasts, dispatching crews and public notification.

The Department of Public Works has started to use brine to treat the roadways. The direct application of brine, also known as anti-icing, can be applied to road surfaces up to three days prior to a snow event. Anti-icing is often the most cost-effective and environmentally safe practice in certain winter road maintenance situations.

Christmas Tree Pickup

The City of Sheboygan’s annual Christmas tree recycling pickup begins on January 2 and continues through the end of January. Trees are picked up on the same day as your garbage pickup. Wreaths are picked up with normal curbside garbage collection. Christmas trees are picked up at the curb, there is no alley pickup of Christmas trees. Remove all ornaments and decorative lights. Do not place trees in plastic bags.

Christmas trees can also be disposed of at the Recycling Center at 2026 New Jersey Ave; place trees in the area normally used for branches. Trees are recycled by grinding them into wood chips; these chips are available to the public for free.

Garbage Pick-up Days

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Garbage Pick-up Days

Need to know when your garbage collection day is? Simply enter your address!

Winter Parking

From December 1 to April 30, overnight winter parking regulations are in effect between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. For more information about the rules and regulations of winter parking, please visit our winter parking information page.

Streets & Sanitation

Division Contacts

Jason Blasiola

Superintendent of Operations

Dave Groves

Supervisor – Street Department

News & Updates

Recent Streets & Sanitation News & Updates

Road Closure – South 10th Street

UPDATE: The closure will now end on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. South 10th Street between Maryland Avenue and Illinois Avenue will be closed Monday, July 20, 2020 through Thursday, July 23, 2020, for storm sewer construction.

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Road Closure - South 8th Street

South 8th Street between Oakland Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed Monday, July 20, 2020 through Thursday, July 23, 2020, for private utility construction.

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