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Streets & Stormwater

Streets & Stormwater


The Nicholasville Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining city streets, stormwater systems and public property.

The City maintains all streets within Nicholasville except those managed by the state. Streets managed by the state include:

If you have an issue with any of the above streets/roads you can contact the State Highway Department.

City personnel inspect City streets each year and plan repair and resurfacing. Typically, blacktop lasts 15 – 20 years, depending on use, weather and other factors. Repaving is scheduled for the fall because of weather conditions. Residents can help pavement last by preventing chemicals (such as oil, gas and radiator fluids) from spilling or dripping onto streets and cleaning such areas promptly if a spill does occur.

Potholes, damaged pavement that is six or more inches deep and exposes gravel, and scaling, a detached upper layer, usually only one-two inches deep, are troublesome to drivers and can be a safety hazard. For that reason, it is important to report damaged areas as soon as possible to the responsible party, state or City.

Street sweeping and leaf and snow removal also are performed by the Public Works Department. The City has an approved snow removal plan, which prioritizes streets according to their frequency of use as primary, secondary and tertiary roads.

Citizens should contact Public Works to report City streets that need repair or sweeping by calling 859.885.1121 or by filling out a Street Department Work Order Form below.

Street Department Work Order Form

    Public Property Maintenance

    The City takes pride in the property it owns and seeks to keep it attractive and safe. This includes City rights of way and excess property that is purchased when a new street is put in. It does not include easements, which are the responsibility of property owners.

    If you know of City property that is in need of maintenance, please submit a code enforcement claim here.

    Stormwater System

    People don’t often think about their community’s stormwater system – the pipes and ditches that carry rain and other liquids away from homes and businesses. That is, until it doesn’t work properly and water backs up on their streets and property.

    Water that enters the stormwater drainage system is not treated like the sanitary sewer, which removes and treats the water that is generated in kitchens and bathrooms. Dirt and organic materials (grass clippings and leaves, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other poisons) enter the stormwater system every day and flow directly into lakes, streams and rivers.

    Stormwater Education & Awareness

    Contact Details
    Brian Claar
    City Engineer
    517 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356
    859.885-1121 Ext. 256
    Doug Blackford
    Director of General Government
    517 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356
    David Brown
    Superintendent, Nicholasville Public Works
    517 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356
    Nicholasville City Hall
    State Highway Department

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