Maintain and develop streets, right-of-ways (public and sewer), sidewalks, paths, and trails for traveling public both vehicular and pedestrian with an emphasis on aesthetics, quality, and safety, while upholding all federal, states, and local laws/standards.


This division currently maintains the 49 miles of city streets and provides a small role in the 25 miles of state streets. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) maintained streets generally have the painted divider lines in the center.

  • Concrete Repair of Sidewalks and Driveways on City Right-of-Way
  • Drainage
  • Removing Overhanging Tree Limbs That Could Pose a Hazard to Large Vehicles or Obstruct Vision
  • Repair Work from Utility Cuts
  • Sign Maintenance and Repair
  • Storm Debris Removal
  • Street Maintenance
  • Sweeping and Cleaning City Streets


The annual resurfacing project, resurfaces the roads on a 15 to 20 year rotating schedule. The roads selected for resurfacing are based on 31 parameters set by the American Public Works Association for roadway maintenance. Some of the parameters are:

  • Cracking
  • Exposed Aggregate
  • Patches
  • Potholes
  • Rotting
  • Utility Cuts

The division is also responsible for the resurfacing of city-owned parking lots. Changes in the configuration of city streets, (speed limit, parking restrictions, stop sign changes) must be submitted to and approved by the Clinton City Council. Changes such as this require a change in law to enable the Police to enforce these restrictions.

Storm Drainage

Street maintenance also maintains the storm drainage system. This includes community projects, cleaning and repairing pipes, driveway construction and improvements, cleaning and repairing catch basins, cleaning and reshaping ditches, and periodic shoulder clipping.