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Streets Maintenance Division
1220 Paso Robles Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3864
(805) 237-3894 FAX
Mon-Fri 7:30am to 3:30pm
Streets Maintenance



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:

USA Color Codes to accompany text. 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

SD=Storm Drain
SL=Street Lighting
TS=Traffic Signal
W=Water/Reclaimed Water
USA=Underground Service Alert

All work done within the City streets pavement requires an Encroachment Permit whether it’s a utility project or other project requiring an asphalt disturbance.

Street Striping

City staff striping a streetThe City’s 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 it’s out to bid—usually 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)



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