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Streets and Sidewalks

The City of Reedsburg has 51 miles of local streets and state trunk highways.

The movement of people and goods from one destination to another in a safe, economical, and efficient manner is of great importance. The City of Reedsburg uses the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) National Functional Classification for categorizing transportation road systems. It classifies roads according to their function along a continuum that indicates the greatest mobility/greatest access to property. Roads that provide the greatest mobility are classified as principal arterials. Minor arterials and collectors follow in this continuum. Roads classified as local provide the greatest access to property.

Street Rehabilitation
Streets scheduled for reconstruction are identified in the City’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan and are selected for reconstruction based on their age, condition, maintenance history and requests from residents that the street be rehabilitated. Streets are rated on a two-year cycle by using a pavement rating system from a scale of 1 to 10.

Street Sweeping
One of the best ways to prevent pollutants, sand and other debris from entering our streams and lakes is to remove them from streets before rain carries them into the storm drain and the watershed. Street sweeping is a valuable tool for pollution prevention.The City currently has one sweeper and is used on a daily basis in the spring and fall.

Street Lighting
Street lighting is an important part of maintaining and enhancing the safety and security of the City. Illumination helps in keeping our streets and walkways safe from accidents and neighborhoods free from crime.The City has a street lighting policy to determine where lights are placed on city streets. The policy may be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Whether you walk for exercise, enjoyment, to shop or to go to work or school, Reedsburg’s sidewalk system should work for you. The system connects neighborhoods, parks, schools, transit service, shopping centers and restaurants. The City also has an annual sidewalk replacement program. This program targets a different area of the City each year for replacement of hazardous sidewalk stones. The City is divided into eleven sections and a section is picked by the Board of Public Works for replacement annually. This will be done on a cyclic basis so each section will be looked at every eleven years. A map of the sections along with the Sidewalk Replacement Policy may be viewed by clicking on the link below.

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