Overview & Responsibilities

The Street Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and construction of the city’s streets, drainage systems, right-of-ways, parks, and public facilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pothole repairs
  • Point repairs and base failures
  • Tree trimming and removal
  • Right-of-way mowing
  • Maintenance of public facilities
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Drainage system maintenance and ditch grading
  • Crack sealing
  • Chip sealing
  • Slurry sealing
  • Overlays
  • Pavement markings
  • Street signs and traffic signs
  • Management and oversite of all new construction, reconstruction, reclamation, and resurfacing of City streets by contractors

In the City of Robinson there are approximately 82 miles of streets and of the total 82 miles of streets:

  • 42 miles are currently in poor to unacceptable condition requiring reclamation or reconstruction
  • 24 miles are approaching poor condition in the next few years
  • 6.8 miles have been reclaimed or reconstructed since 2016
  • 3 miles are scheduled for reclamation or reconstruction in 2019

The City, along with our consulting engineers, is developing an aggressive Pavement Management Program. One of the biggest challenges municipalities face is the ability to secure adequate resources and funding necessary to effectively maintain a Pavement Management Program, working with extremely challenging soil and subgrade conditions, while sustaining the maintenance, operations, and growing needs of all other areas within our community.  

Streets: Where Do We Go From Here? A Recap of the Recent Town Hall Meetings

In April, City Council along with staff held two Town Hall Meetings to provide information on streets and obtain feedback from residents on the direction they would like to see the City go for future street projects. The information provided in this infographic is a recap of what was covered during the two meetings. Residents can find the entire presentation along with notes and other information in the right column below.

City Council welcomes your feedback and would love to answer any questions you may have. Residents can provide feedback and get questions answered by emailing City Council @

Town Hall Meeting What Are the Problems We are Facing
Town Hall Meeting What are We Looking At Cost Wise?
Town Hall Meeting Where Does City Revenue Come From
Town Hall Meeting Where Does City's Property Tax Portion Go
Town Hall Meeting City Revenue Break Down
Town Hall Meeting How Long Would It Take to Fund Streets from Departmental Cost
Town Hall Meeting How Will we Fund the Streets
Town Hall Meeting Examples of Costs for Recent Street Work
Town Hall Meeting Examples of Costs for Upcoming Street Work
Town Hall Meeting Funding Options
Town Hall Meeting Common Themes Discussed