Public Works maintains streets and parks, provides engineering services, protects Bloomington's wetlands, delivers clean, safe drinking water and provides wastewater services to the community all year round.
Engineering Division: Engineering Services, Street Design and Construction, Stormwater Resources, Traffic and Transportation Management
What is required if I want to dig or fill in my yard?
Prior to work, contact Gopher State One at 651-454-0002. In addition, obtain a grading permit from the City Building and Inspection Division (952-563-8930) if more than 50 cubic yards of material is involved or if the existing drainage pattern is altered.
What is a drainage and utility easement?
Typically the easement is five feet wide between properties and 10 feet wide adjacent to the right-of-way.
FAQ: Street maintenance
What can be done to improve my street?
The City has three options based on the condition of your street:
Sealcoat: Apply a bituminous adhesive to the surface and add aggregate rock. Construction time: One day and four sweepings.
Overlay: Mill (grind) off some of the existing surface and pave over. Construction time: 1-2 months.
Reconstruct: Rebuild the entire street section and curb and gutter and build a new road. Construction time: 2-3 months.