The Street Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining City streets, bridges and Right of Ways. By doing this we patch potholes, make full-depth asphalt repairs, pick up litter, mow and weed eat Right of ways, install and improved drainage systems, sweep all streets (both local and TDOT ROW) and a variety of other tasks. We also take care of snow and ice removal and clean up other debris after storms. We assist other City Departments with specialized equipment (Backhoes, dump trucks or paving, etc.). In addition to the traditional aspects of a street department, we have also been given the responsibility of mowing and weed-eating selected portions of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River and Middle Creek riverbanks as a part of the TVA river re-channelization project of the 1960s. This mowing generally takes place in the fall as the vegetation goes dormant.