Valparaiso Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of more than 162 miles of roadway including:
  • Patching, resurfacing, and sealing roadways, public parking areas, and alleys
  • Plowing snow and providing salt for city streets, parking lots, and alleys
  • Maintaining necessary detours and road closures
  • Providing any necessary assistance to police, fire, and EMS during emergency calls
Public Works also provides street sweeping. Street sweeping prevents debris and hazardous materials from building up in roadways, entering storm drains, and reaching our natural waterways.

Signs and Street Markings:

Valparaiso Public Works is responsible for:
  • Maintaining traffic control devices, such as stop, yield, speed limit, and warning signs
  • Installing all street markers
  • Painting all lane markings and pedestrian safety devices
  • Maintaining all center lines, edge lines, turn arrows, school zones, crosswalks, parking stalls, handicapped zones, and curbs within city limits
Requests or concerns about signage can be submitted to: 
Contact City Hall for information: 219.462.1161
Traffic and Safety Commission
166 W. Lincolnway 
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Snow Plowing and Salting:

  • During snow emergencies, main thoroughfares and emergency routes will be cleared first and will remain the focus in overnight hours. Side streets, neighborhoods, and cul-de-sacs will be cleared once the emergency routes are safe to travel.
  • Cul-de-sacs are cleared initially by the large plow truck, which travels the outside of the circle along driveway entrances. The center of the cul-de-sac will be cleared by smaller trucks that can more easily maneuver the area. These drivers do their best to place the snow in an unobtrusive area. 
  • Please understand that our plows cannot keep snow out of residents' driveways. Snow from the roadway is pushed from the center to the edges, and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear the snow from the end of their driveway, as well as in front of the mailbox. This snow should not be placed back in the street. 
  • City Code prohibits property owners to place snow from their property (driveways, sidewalks, etc.) in the street. (City Ordinance 72.53)
  • City Code prohibits parking on the street when snow is in excess of two inches until streets have been cleared. (City Ordinance 72.04)
  • If you believe your mailbox is damaged by a city plow please see our policy on Mailbox Damage. 
  • Damage to the grassy-area in the right-of-way is one of the unavoidable side-effects of clearing the streets. In spring when the ground has thawed, we inspect the routes, and repair the damage by: filling in with topsoil, and planting grass seed wherever necessary.
  • Residents who place landscaping (shrubs, stones, and plantings other than sod) or irrigation systems in the city right of way assume any liability for damage.