Streets, Weeds & Drainage
Street Maintenance Division
Street Maintenance is responsible for most street and alley-related maintenance, including but not limited to, concrete and asphalt repair, sign and street marking maintenance, street sweeping, alley and dirt road maintenance, and even some City building construction and demolition.
The Street Maintenance Department completed 440 work orders for sweeping, 275 work orders per month for pothole patching, and 357 work orders for street sign maintenance. The average cost to fill a pothole ranges from $50 to $55 and the average cost for asphalt is $96 per can. The department also performs larger street patching and curb and gutter projects throughout the city. This department of 11 full-time regular employees plus one manager, who also manages one other department, completed a total of 2,956 work orders in 2022.
Drainage Maintenance Division
Drainage Maintenance is responsible for maintaining most of the City of Alamogordo's drainage rights-of-way with respect to debris and trash removal, weed spraying and cutting, soil stabilization, and minor dam maintenance and construction. Drainage maintenance division consists of 5 full-time regular employees and one manager.
The Street/Weed and Drainage Maintenance division is responsible for street and alley maintenance, and drainage channel, and related structure maintenance. This includes;
- Alley Maintenance
- Hazardous Materials Clean-up
- Pothole Repair
- Sign Installation and Maintenance
- Street Striping and Pavement Marker Installation
- Street Sweeping
Additionally, it is responsible for:
- Culvert and Drain Maintenance and Repair
- Spillway Construction
- Weed and Mosquito Control
Our mission is to provide unparalleled service by fostering an organizational environment that encourages a commitment to teamwork and to the efficient delivery of quality municipal services to all of our citizens. To strive to be consistent in the efficient and effective maintenance of our streets, alleys, and any other area entrusted to this department, ensuring quality and safety for our citizens.