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Does the City of Roseville install sound walls along existing roads with a high volume of traffic?
The City no longer installs sound walls along major roadways. In 1987 the City's Planning Department established a criteria and identified subdivisions targeted for sound wall construction based on input from public workshops and meetings before the City Council. Through this process a "Sound Wall Priority List" was established and approved by the City Council in 1988. After the approval of the Sound Wall Priority List, the Public Works Department was charged to develop a sound wall construction project and to construct the sound walls at the locations approved by Council. However, per City Council direction in the mid 1990s, this program was discontinued since the General Fund funded it.
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How can we get an existing sound wall raised or a new sound wall constructed along existing roadways and subdivisions?
Per City Council direction, the only available funding option for construction of sound walls would be the formation of an Assessment District. Basically, an Assessment District is a funding mechanism where the properties that would benefit from an improvement, pays for the improvement.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
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What happens after a sound wall is reported as damaged?
When the City's Public Works Department is notified that a sound wall is damaged, engineering staff will investigate the location of the sound wall to determine if the City is resonsible for repairs.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
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What is the criteria to determine the resonsibility for repairing a damaged sound wall?
Generally, the City will repair damaged sound walls that were constructed by the City or are in the City's right-of-way. Repairs to sound walls that do not meet the above criteria, are the responsibility of the adjoining property owners. However, each report of a damaged sound wall will be investigated on a case-by-case basis.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
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What happens after a public sidewalk is reported as damaged?
When the City of Roseville is notified that a sidewalk is damaged, the street maintenance division temporarily repairs it by placing asphalt on the separation to reduce the chance of tripping.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
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What is an "official city street tree" (OCST)?
OCSTs are planted and maintained by the City of Roseville. The trees grow between public walkways and street curbs or within the public right-of-way if no public walkway exists.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
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What sidewalks will the City repair?
According to City and State codes, the City is responsible for long-term repair of sidewalks damaged by OCSTs. If damage was caused by an OCST or a City vehicle, permanent repairs are scheduled into the annual sidewalk replacement project. If the sidewalk was damaged in any other manner, the property owner is responsible for repairing the sidewalk.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
Fax: (916) 746-1339
Who do I contact to report illegal dumping?
If the dumping is on City property, contact the Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790.

If the dumping is on private property, the illegally dumped material is now the responsibility of the property owner. Property owners can post signs for "No Dumping". Code Enforcement will monitor the cleanup of the illegal dumping on private property once a complaint is received. To report dumped material on private property call the Code Enforcement Hot Line at (916) 774-5501.

If the dumping is in progress, call the Police Department at (916) 774-5000 option #1.

 

 
A street light is out
Contact Roseville Electric at (916) 774-5600.
Are shrubs at residential streets corners allowed to block motorists’ view?
No. The city ordinance requires a minimum of 30 feet from an intersection be clear of any shrub higher than two feet or a tree branch lower than eight feet. It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep this area clear. If a traffic accident occurs, the property owner could be held responsible if it is determined in court that the property owner’s failure to keep this area clear was a factor in the accident.
Does the City allow street/cul-de-sac closures for the purpose of Block Parties?
No. Due to the need to maintain timely access for emergency response vehicles, the City does not allow street/cul-de-sac closures for the purpose of block parties.
During road construction, where do I park my car and how do I know when they will pave my street?
"No Parking" signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the street closures. The signs will include the exact work dates and times. We recommend that residents park their vehicles in their driveways overnight and move their cars to adjacent streets before the work begins in the morning.

Please do not drive on a new road for at least 6 hours after it has been paved.

Phone: (916) 746-1300
Fax: (916) 746-1339
How do I get residential permit parking on my residential street?
The city has a residential permit parking program designed for residential streets where overflow parking from parks, schools, businesses, etc. continuously occurs in front of the homes. Residential permit parking is not approved for individual homes. The city will consider permit parking when the majority of the residents along a block support the request for permit parking. Residential permit parking requires approval of City Council. Once the permit parking is approved, each household is issued two permit placards by the Police Department. 
How do I request a stop sign?
All requests for traffic control devices are to be submitted in writing using a "Traffic Study Request" form available at the Permit Center in the City of Roseville's Civic Center, or from this website (see link below). If, after reviewing the information on this website, you would like to request a form to be mailed to you, call the Engineering Division at (916) 746-1300 and request one or print the form located on this website. When we receive your written request, we will notify you that we have received it, and give you an estimate of time we think we will need to evaluate your request. Many requests require us to collect data, so it may take anywhere from a few months to a year to complete our evaluation, depending on the request. Requests are evaluated on a first come, first served basis, and we typically receive anywhere between 150 and 200 traffic study requests per year. So it may take a few months (depending on the backlog) from when we receive your request to when we begin working on it, because at the time you submit your request, we are already working on requests that were submitted months prior to your submittal.

Like nearly all cities in California, Roseville uses the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (with California Supplement), also known as the MUTCD, to evaluate the appropriateness of traffic control devices for particular situations. The MUTCD contains guidelines or "warrants" for each type of traffic control device. The purpose of these warrants is to ensure consistency in the implementation of traffic control devices to conform to motorists’ expectations and achieve uniform driver behavior throughout the State of California. The warrants vary depending on what device is being considered. The warrants usually evaluate things like the volume of traffic, number of pedestrians, amount of travel delay, and the accident rate.
 
Stop signs are installed after stop sign warrants are met for a particular intersection. Stop sign warrants are based on traffic volumes, visibility, and the accident rate. Many people believe stop signs are the answer to controlling speeding along streets. Stop signs are not to be used as a speed control device, but to identify who has the right-of-way at an intersection. Studies have shown that when unwarranted stop signs are installed along a road, motorists soon realize that the stop signs are unnecessary, and begin to run the stop sign. This behavior could lead to an accident. Also, motorists tend to speed up after an unwarranted stop sign as they are frustrated having to stop or slow at what they feel is an unnecessary stop sign. In many cases, measured speeds have been higher between unwarranted stop signs than before the signs were installed.

How long can I park on public streets?
Parking restrictions are posted at various locations throughout the city. Depending on the parking demand in the surrounding area, the time limits may range from five minutes to eight hours. By city ordinance, vehicles are not allowed to park on any public street in the city for more than 72 continuous hours without moving the vehicle. The restrictions apply to all vehicle types, including RV’s and trailers.
I need my street address repainted
Currently there is a moratorium on private or personalized curb painting within the City of Roseville.
I need to have the colored curb repainted
Call the Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790 to request the curb painting.
I want to report a pothole
Contact the Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790 and report the location of the pothole.
I want to request a no parking zone
All requests for parking changes are to be submitted in writing on a "Traffic Study Request Form" to the Engineering Division. (A copy of the form is available at the City of Roseville's Civic Center Permit Counter or by clicking on the website link below.) If, after reviewing the information on this website, you would like a request form mailed to you, contact the Engineering Division at (916) 746-1300.

If you want to restrict parking in a residential area where overflow parking from parks, schools, or businesses continuously occurs in your neighborhood, the City has a residential permit parking program. Residential permit parking is not approved for individual homes. The City will consider permit parking when the majority of the residents along a block support the request for permit parking. Residential permit parking requires approval of the City Council. Once the permit parking is approved, each household is issued two permit placards by the Police Department.

I would like a rumble strip installed on my street
Rumble strips are not used for speed control in the City of Roseville. Rumble strips are used to alert drivers of an upcoming unexpected roadway condition. Rumble strips make noise 24 hours a day, which is why they are not used on highways located near residential areas. If you feel there is a roadway condition that warrants rumble strips, please contact the Engineering Division at (916) 746-1300 and ask to speak with someone in the Traffic Studies Section.
I would like a speed hump installed on my street
Many years ago, the City had a speed hump installation program for residential streets. The City Council discontinued the program because of too many issues and resident complaints about the humps. Some motorists would intentionally drive over the humps at high speeds creating a neighborhood nuisance, swerve onto sidewalks and front lawns to avoid the humps, or speed up between the humps to make up lost time. Some motorists would divert to other streets to avoid the humps, transferring a speeding issue from one neighborhood to another. Therefore, the City no longer installs speed humps. The City has a speed hump removal program for those who are interested in removing existing speed humps on your street. Contact the Engineering Division at (916) 746-1300 for further information.
If my project involves the closing of a public sidewalk or street, do I need pre-approval from the City?
Yes. You will need to obtain an approved Traffic Control Plan by contacting the Traffic Section in Engineering at (916) 746-1300.
Is a certain street located within the City of Roseville?
This information can be obtained by calling our office at 916-774-5339.
My street sign is broken, missing, damaged, or illegible
Call the Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790 to report the problem.
The City is resurfacing my neighborhood street. What if it's my garbage pickup day?
Please put your garbage bin out as normal the night before your scheduled garbage pick up day. The contractor will coordinate with the Solid Waste Division to have the garbage bins emptied before the roadway is resurfaced. After the garbage trucks have emptied the bins, any bins that are on the roadway will be moved to the driveways by the contractor.
The City is resurfacing my neighborhood street. Where do I park and how do I know when they will pave my street?
No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the street closures. The signs will include the exact work dates and times. We recommend residents park their vehicles in their driveways overnight and move their cars to adjacent streets before the work begins in the morning. Please do not drive on the new road for at least 6 hours after it has been paved.
The pavement is broken
Contact the Street Maintenanc Division at (916) 774-5790 and let them know the location of the broken pavement.
The traffic lights are out
According to the California Vehicle Code, when a signalized intersection is blacked out due to a loss of power, all motorists must treat the intersection as an all-way stop.  If the signal is operating, but you notice a malfunction such as a light bulb burned out or some other problem, contact the Engineering Division at (916) 746-1300 during normal business hours. 
What if my garbage pickup day is the same day the City is repaving my street?
Please put your garbage bin out as normal the night before your scheduled garbage pick up day. The contractor will coordinate with Environmental Utilities – Solid Waste to have the garbage bins emptied before the roadway is resurfaced. After the garbage trucks have emptied the bins, any bins that are on the roadway will be moved to the driveways by the contractor.
Phone: (916) 746-1300
Fax: (916) 746-1339
What is the street cleaning schedule?
Residential Streets are swept approximately once every 30 days. Commercial streets are swept approximately every other week. You may call the Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790 to check when your street is scheduled to be swept next.
Who do I contact regarding proposed street names for a project?
Information regarding street names should be directed to our office at 916-774-5339.
Who do I report a damaged sidewalk to?
Contact the Engineering Division of Public Works. They can be reached at (916) 746-1300.
Why doesn’t the City install "Children at Play" signs in my neighborhood?
These signs only create a false sense of security for parents and children who believe the signs provide an added degree of protection that they do not and cannot provide. Motorists pay little attention to such signs, particularly those motorists who drive the same street every day. The use of these signs has long been abandoned since these signs are a direct and open suggestion that playing in the street is acceptable behavior.
Why doesn’t the City install a crosswalk "here"?
People commonly trust crosswalks to automatically provide additional safety, and this trust has led to higher accident rates.

Studies show that many people, particularly children, view crosswalk lines as additional protection to oncoming traffic, which subsequently leads them to be less cautious when crossing the street.

For this reason, marked crosswalks are only recommended at locations where traffic is already required to stop, such as at a stop sign or traffic signal. Certain exceptions may be made on low speed, two-lane roads.
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