About the Department
The Streets Department is responsible for the paving and reconstruction of streets, alleys, and the restoration of utility cuts and trenches, repair of sinkholes, frost boils and pot holes, crack-sealing, shaping unimproved streets, and minor maintenance of bridges. Coverage is also provided for a variety of civic service projects and for any emergency situations. This Department incorporates all phases of salting, pre-wetting of City streets prior to a snow storm event, sanding, plowing and snow removal with 24 hour coverage during the winter season (November to April). This department includes hand sweeping by City crews of City streets, alleys and certain posted areas which are not a part of the automatic sweeping department. The Streets Department is responsible for the entire removal of leaves from the city streets.
2013 Yard Waste Site Hours
2013 Spring & Summer Yard Waste Hours
Saturday, March 30th through Monday, November 25th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm *
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
*The City will offer mulch loading services from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
on Wednesdays. Loading Services will be available for a pre-paid fee of
$12 per bucket load.
There is no cost for self loading material.
Issues concerning parking tickets should be directed to the Allentown Parking Authority NOT the Streets Department. The Allentown Parking Authority can be contacted at 610.841.9090; www.allentownparking.com
Curbing and Sidewalk
All curbing and sidewalk issues should be directed to the City of Allentown's Engineering Department. The Engineering Department can be reached at 610.437.7576.
State Roadway Concerns
For information related to highway & state roadway concerns including: potholes, stormwater and drainage concerns, traffic related concerns, brush cutting along the highways, or property damage incurred by PennDOT operations, call 1.800.FIX.ROAD
UPDATED 5/1/13: Year to date we have filled almost 3,000 potholes in the city. The cost for materials, equipment, and labor is approximately than $19,000..
Streets Department Staff