The Public Works Department’s Street Division is responsible for streets, right-of-way maintenance, building maintenance, forestry and landscape maintenance, traffic control signs, street lighting, storm sewer and detention systems, and vehicle maintenance. During the winter season the Street Division is responsible for snow and ice control operations for over 243 lane miles of roads including 328 cul-de-sacs and dead end streets.
The Street Division assists the Engineering Division during projects involving Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds by repairing, installing, or relocating catch basins, storm sewer, drain tiles, parkway trees, sidewalks, and culverts. The Division also assists Fire, Police, and Administration Departments with building maintenance and repairs while still maintaining the Public Works facilities.
The purpose of traffic control signs or devices is to promote roadway safety and efficiency by providing orderly movement of all road users on any street and highway throughout the United States. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) contains the basic principles that govern the design and use of traffic controls signs or devices for all streets and highways open to public travel regardless of the type, class, or the public agency jurisdiction. The MUTCD specifies the design, placement, operation, maintenance, and uniformity of all traffic control signs or devices
Gurnee Public Works is responsible for the fabrication, installation, care and maintenance of close to 3,800 traffic control signs throughout the Village. The Lights and Signs crew is currently working to upgrade all of the Villages traffic control signs to meet the new reflectivity and size standards laid out in the MUTCD.