Street and Fleet is a Division of the Community Services Department.
The Street Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of over 324 miles of city streets, traffic signs, pavement markings, curb and gutter, catch basins, storm sewers, detention ponds, and culverts.
The Fleet Division help keeps the city "moving" by providing and maintaining anything with wheels. This includes over 400 fire trucks, transit buses, snow plows, street sweepers, police, utility, maintenance, and parks and forestry vehicles, and maintenance machinery like utility vehicles, snow blowers, and lawn mowers.
The City of Eau Claire City Council, at the Tuesday, October 8, 2019 legislative meeting, voted to approve an ordinance that returned the City of Eau Claire to “Alternate Side Parking” rules between November 1st and May 1st.
Visit our Alternate Side Parking page to learn more!
Weed Control & Turf Maintenance
Anyone who owns, occupies, or controls land in the City of Eau Claire is required to:
destroy all objectionable weeds on such property and the boulevard in front of, or along the property, before the plants mature to the bloom or flower stage.
- Any owner or occupant of any premises having a lawn is also required to cut and maintain it at a height not exceeding 7", as well as the boulevard in front of or along such premises.
- It is also the responsibility of the property owners to trim trees, shrubs and bushes which grow over sidewalks or obstruct the vision of oncoming traffic.
- Sidewalks must be kept reasonably free of snow and ice.
- They must be cleared within 24 hours following a snowfall or the development of icy conditions.
- Icy or snow-covered sidewalks can be reported to the Street Division by email at Community Services or by calling 715-839-4963.
- Residents at the addresses reported will be notified by door hanger of the violation
- Note that only one door hanger notification will be given for the season.
If the walks are not cleared, the owner will be issued a citation and the City or a private vendor will clean the sidewalk and bill the property owner. See City Ordinance Chapter 13.20 for further details.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email communityservices or call 715-839-4963.
Click here for more info: Snow and Ice Control
During late winter and early spring the weather starts to warm up and as the snow and ice melt we also see the development of potholes in city streets.
Report potholes or potentially hazardous street conditions by email to communityservices or call 715-839-4963. Please provide the exact location of the pothole or issue. (ie, between 2100 and 2103 Smith Street)
Micro-Surface SealingInformation Brochure (Lists streets included in the project.)
The Micro-Surface seal program is designed to improve the quality of your street and to prolong the life of the street. Micro-Surface sealing is a cost effective, preventative maintenance method that will help avoid costly street reconstruction in the future.
Micro-Surface sealing is a process that is wet when applied, and will need at least 8 hours of drying time (curing) before it can receive any type of traffic. Driving or walking on the Micro surface seal before it has cured will damage the street, stick to your shoes, track into your home or business, splatter onto your vehicle, and track onto sidewalks and driveways.
Chip SealingInformation Brochure (Lists streets included in the project.)
The chip sealing program is designed to improve the quality of your street and to delay the need of resurfacing or total reconstruction. Chip sealing is a cost effective preventative maintenance method, used to extend the useful life of Eau Claire streets. It is intended for application on streets that are still in good condition, structurally sound, and in need of little repair.
Chip sealing is a process that involves applying emulsion oil and chips (3/8" fractured washed granite) to the streets surface. The chips are compacted into the emulsion oil and left to cure for approximately 24 hours.
Crack SealingCrack sealing is an annual program that we use to extend the useful life of the street. Streets that are 2 to 10 years old or are included as part of the annual chip seal program are evaluated and crack-sealed each year.
The process involves widening the cracks out, blowing the cracks clean, pouring liquid asphalt into them, and then placing a biodegradable paper product over the asphalt to allow for vehicle traffic.
Approximately 113 miles of cracks are sealed annually, using 60 tons of liquid asphalt.
Contact the City of Eau Claire Streets Division at 715-839-4963 during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm).
An effective street cleaning operation program is important for removing debris from roadsides and gutters which could ultimately end up in our storm drains. Keeping the storm drains clear not only helps mitigate water pollution, but also reduces the likelihood of flooding during heavy rains.
In addition to the standard spring and fall clean-up operations, street sweepers sweep the entire city throughout the summer. There are also watershed areas within the city that are swept more frequently to meet DNR requirements.