Public Streets

Annual Curbside Leaf Collection

General Services/Streets staff will begin conducting its annual curbside leaf collection from November 2 to December 23, weather permitting. This schedule is subject to change depending on when the leaves actually begin to fall. As the weeks progress, staff will provide public updates to help keep everyone wishing to participate in the program properly informed. Included below are the participant guidelines in order to help staff collect all of the leaves set out by the public this season.

Participant Guidelines and Information

  • Rake and pile leaves between the curb and sidewalk. If no sidewalk exists, pile leaves directly behind the curb. There will be no collection of leaves in the alleys.
  • Don’t rake or blow leaves into the street as this can be a hazard to traffic and is a violation of City Code. Additionally, placing leaves in the street may cause problems for our storm drainage systems.
  • Don’t park vehicles directly in front of or behind leaf piles, as this makes collection more difficult for our crews.
  • Have your leaves ready for collection on the first day of the schedule for your respective zone.
  • There will only be one round of curbside leaf collection in each zone; however, customers may call in to report locations missed by the leaf collection crew or when weather conditions or late leaf deposits require additional collection.

2020 Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

Zone 1

All streets south of Republic Avenue

Nov. 2 - Nov. 13

Zone 2

Between Republic Avenue and Crawford Street

Nov. 16 - Nov. 27

Zone 3

Between Crawford Street and Iron Avenue

Nov. 30 - Dec. 11

Zone 4

All streets north of Iron Avenue

Dec. 14 - Dec. 23

 

Streets crews repair and maintain the City’s streets, gravel roads and alleys in a variety of ways, including asphalt and concrete replacement, pothole repair, right-of-way mowing, road and bridge maintenance, snow plowing and street sweeping. Staff consists of one superintendent, two foremen, 24 full-time and two seasonal employees.

The City of Salina has approximately:

  • 733 lane miles of streets
  • 21 vehicle bridges
  • Six pedestrian bridges

About 413 lane miles (56 percent) of Salina's streets are asphalt, 283 lane miles (39 percent) are concrete, 23 lane miles (three percent) are brick and 14 lane miles (two percent) are unimproved. There are seven miles of roadway in our parks and about 11 miles of private roads.            

Potholes & Street Repair

Potholes are a major problem in all Midwestern cities, including Salina. The freeze-thaw cycles, which usually occur in late winter, can cause extreme stress to pavement. Snow and ice melts during the day and settles into cracks and holes in the pavement, then refreezes with the onset of colder nighttime temperatures. The ice exerts tremendous force great enough to fracture concrete and asphalt, causing potholes to form. Although most potholes form in late winter and early spring, City crews repair potholes year-round.

Streets crews also regularly replace badly damaged sections of asphalt and concrete. They are prioritized to correct the most serious deficiencies first based on three primary factors:

  • Public safety
  • Effective stormwater control
  • Other previously scheduled repairs

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Contact Information

412 E. Ash St.
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 309-5750
(785) 826-7373 (fax)

Brent Buchwald
Superintendent
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Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday