The street and roads system maintains 60 lane miles or 30 center-line miles of streets within the city limits. Some of the maintenance items include snow removal and deicing, signs, traffic markings, street sweeping, right of way mowing, and street repairs. There are also twelve blocks of alleys within the city that are maintained by public works.
The City of Waverly has contracted with Olsson to design and engineer four pedestrian crossings with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB). These are user-actuated amber LEDs that supplement warning signs at unsignalized intersections. The pedestrian manually activates the signal by using the push button. RRFBs use an irregular flash pattern that is similar to flashers on emergency vehicles.
The intersections where the RRFBs will be located are:
Attached above are photos showing the planned improvements for each of the intersections. Please take a few minutes to look it over and read the comments about each proposed change.
Some intersections will have very few changes, other than the new RRFB equipment. Others will have warning domes added in the curb ramp area. A few will have sidewalk and curb ramps removed so that pedestrian traffic will be diverted to use ONLY the crossing with the RRFB signal.
The City of Lincoln has five locations using RRFBs. Here is a link to information on their website:
Call if you have questions or concerns, 402-786-2312.
Street sweeping is done generally four times per year. The streets are typically swept in March/April, after the 4th of July, and in October/November. Sweeping may be done at other times depending on weather events, construction projects, or other events on an as needed basis.
Right of Way Mowing
Right of Way mowing is done in conjunction with the parks, cemetery, and other areas that the city is responsible for mowing as depicted in the mowing map.
Block Parties are permitted within a street right of way. The city asks that no more than one block section be used for a block party and to clean up any and all debris within the public right of way after the block party ends. The City of Waverly is not liable for any damage or suit that may occur to any private property, person, or damage to the public right of way due to the activities of the block party.
To ask for a block party, please call the Public Works Office at (402) 786-2127. Please give several days notice so that barricades can be delivered to the site.