The mission of the Maintenance and Operations Division is to protect and maintain the City's infrastructure and assets, including all public rights-of-way. This division ensures the safe and efficient functionality of our:
- 208 lane miles of streets
- 23 miles of sidewalks
- 3,660 storm drainage structures
- 1,100 streetlights
- 119 acres of parks and open spaces
- How can I address speeding in my neighborhood?
The City has several ways of addressing speeding in the neighborhood. Citizens can participate in a Neighborhood Speed Watch Program or request a Speed Trailer. For more information, please contact the University Place Police Department at 253.798.4058.
- I live on a residential street. How can I get streetlights?
We realize street lighting is a major concern for our community.
In 1997, the City contracted with Tacoma Public Utilities to place over 551 standard street lights on arterials. Unfortunately, our budget does not allow us to place lights on residential streets at this time. As arterials are improved or reconstructed with decorative lighting (i.e. Grandview Drive West and Bridgeport Way West) the lights from those streets will be moved onto residential streets based on prioritization and funding availability.
In the interim, citizens or neighborhood groups can contract directly with Tacoma Public Utilities to have individual streetlights installed at a nominal cost. Please contact 253.460.2526 for more information.
- How often are streets swept?
Arterial streets are swept once monthly. Residential streets are swept one time a year.
- How do I report a pothole?
Report a pothole by calling 253.460.6493.