You may notice spray painting on your street or sidewalk. This is often done by Underground Service Alert (USA) or other utility companies outside City control. These companies indicate the locations of their underground utilities in preparation for new construction or repair work. Below are the colors and abbreviations used when marking:
|RED Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit, and Lighting Cables|
|YELLOW Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Material|
|ORANGE Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables, or Conduit|
|BLUE Potable Water|
|GREEN Sewers and Drain Lines|
|WHITE Proposed Excavation Limits or Route|
|PINK Temporary Survey Markings, Unknown / Unidentified Facilities|
|PURPLE Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines|
Common Marking Identifiers
USA=Underground Service Alert
All work done within the City streets pavement requires an Encroachment Permit whether its a utility project or other project requiring an asphalt disturbance.
The Citys Street Maintenance Division stripes smaller street markings, within tracts, stop bars and crosswalks. Most City striping projects are performed by contract via the Public Works Capital Projects Division. Check out the Out to Bid page to find out if its out to bidusually around August each year. The striping needs are rated yearly and scheduled for work as needed. The Streets Division can respond to calls regarding "freshening up" stop bars and crosswalks. Use an Action Request Form to request.
Standard Specifications and Details
The purpose of Standards and Specifications is to provide minimum standards for the design, materials and methods of construction for streets, storm drains, sanitary sewers, and domestic water supply facilities within the City of Paso Robles. Click here to go to the City Standard Specification and Details page (Community Development/Engineering)