Street Maintenance

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This Section provides for maintenance of about 210 centerline miles of streets throughout the City. Streets Section staff maintains all streets, alleys, parking lots and public rights-of-way in a safe, functional condition to preserve the City’s valuable infrastructure and minimize risk exposure. Work performed by assigned staff includes patching potholes and repairing asphalt pavement; patching, grinding or reconstructing uplifted sidewalk; maintenance of traffic striping, pavement markings and regulatory signage; weed spraying; and minor street lighting and traffic signal repairs. Streets Section staff maintains the City’s bus stops and signage for street sweeping parking enforcement program. Streets Section staff also deploys traffic control for emergencies and set-ups for the annual Holiday Lane Parade and Street Faire; and performs burials and niche wall interments at the Downey Cemetery.

For additional information or any inquiries, please contact:

Public Works Department - Maintenance Services Division
12324 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-7194
(562) 869-7365 fax

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other useful phone numbers:

  • Graffiti Hotline: (562) 923-4484
  • Abandoned Shopping Carts: (800) 252-4613
  • Illegal Dumping: (562) 904-1161