Public Works - Streets
Local Street Sweeping
Biggs' streets are power swept on Wednesdays. Every week the sweeper has to go around parked cars. This result is streets that are not as clean as they could be, and storm drains more likely to clog with leaves.
As required by Biggs Municipal Code 8.15.130, please avoid parking on streets on Wednesdays between 7am and 3pm.
The city has approximately 16 miles of streets that it owns and maintains. City street "right of way" are typically either 80 feet or 60 feet. There are also numerous alleyways spread throughout the city. All city streets are paved and trending towards gaining drainage and pedestrian improvements.
Over the past 3 years the city has done significant work on more than 6 miles of the 16 miles of city streets, ranging from pavement overlays to widening and adding curb, gutter and sidewalk. The city has an adopted Pavement Management System.
Union Pacific railroad splits the town in a north-south direction and between 7th and 8th Streets. The city currently has three crossings. Due to the nature of industrial business and surrounding agricultural properties, the city experiences an extraordinary amount of truck traffic.
The city is current on it’s SSMP (storm system management plan) and SSO (storm systems operations) requirements and reporting.
The City's current storm water drainage consists of two lift stations, curbs and gutters, underground storm drain piping and some overland flow. The city generally flows storm water from the north east to the south west with all storm water eventually ending up in Hamilton Slough. All drainage within the city flows to facilities owned by Reclamation District No. 833 (RD833).
About half of the city has curb and gutter, and the city adds more curb and underground drainage systems as funding allows. Projects in recent years added storm drains, sidewalks, curbs and gutters for streets just west of the schools and on much of the west side of the tracks.
Typically the city combines it’s roadway improvement projects with storm drainage. The City currently has an adopted Storm Drainage Master Plan.
Public Works and Streets Superintendent
Paul H. Pratt