City of The Dalles, OR

Transportation

REPORT A CONCERN

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The Transportation Division primarily manages the operation and maintenance of over 99 miles of paved city streets in addition to: bicycle paths, sidewalks, unpaved alleys, public pedestrian access paths and right-of-ways. The Division mission is to safely and efficiently manage and maintain the City streets while providing high levels of customer service. Division responsibilities also include Public Works fleet management and maintenance of some City-owned buildings and grounds.
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The owner or occupant of any property is responsible to trim trees and shrubs to meet requirements set out in any chapter of The Dalles Municipal Code. No owner or person in charge of property shall allow noxious vegetation to be on their property or in the right-of-way adjacent to their property (The Dalles Municipal Code 5.24.030).

The Dalles Municipal Code 11.20.020 regulating street trees requires all trees growing near a sidewalk, street or alley to be trimmed so that the limbs and branches are not less than 9 feet above the sidewalk and 14 feet above the street. These trim requirements allow safe passage for pedestrians on sidewalks as well as garbage trucks, tall delivery vans and school buses traveling on streets and alleys.

The Dalles Municipal Code 5.24.020 requires vegetation that impairs the view of a public street or impairs the view of any traffic control device to be controlled or removed. These trim requirements allow vehicles to see oncoming traffic and obey traffic signs.

Click to view a tree trimming flyer in the spring tree trimming document section of this webpage.


LEARN MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION IN THE DALLES

Learn about Public Works Department Temporary Street Closures

Conozca los cierres teporales de calles del Departamento de Obras  Públicas

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You can download or print a permit application from the Public Works Documents webpage.

Streets throughout The Dalles may be owned by the State of Oregon, Wasco County or even privately owned. View this Map of road ownership in The Dalles to determine who to call about any concerns.

Report a concern here. Email other questions to the Public Works Department or call (541) 296-5401.

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Spring Tree Trimming4 documents

  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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  • Recorte de Arboles y Arbustos Para la Seguridad del Trafico
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  • Annual Snowmelt Street Flooding
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  • Deshielo de primavera inundaciones
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Fall Leaf Pick-up5 documents

  • Fall Leaf Disposal Special
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  • Oferta especial de eliminación de hojas de otoño
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  • Sweeping for Safe Streets.pdf
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  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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  • Recorte de Arboles y Arbustos Para la Seguridad del Trafico
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Winter Weather Response5 documents

  • Winter Weather Response Plan
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  • Snow Shoveling Safety.pdf
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  • Banquetas Seguras y Seguridad para Limpiar Nieve
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  • Snow Response Information.pdf
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  • Información de Respuesta a la Nieve
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Summer Street Maintenance8 documents

  • 2023 Contractor Crack Seal Project List and Map
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  • 2023 Street Maintenance Program Map
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  • 2023 Mapa del programa de mantenimiento de las calles
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  • 2023 Street Maintenance Program List
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  • Lista de programas de mantenimiento de calles 2023
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  • 2023 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvement Projects
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  • Learn more about our community investment in safe transportation
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  • Conozca más sobre nuestra inversión comunitaria en transporte seguro
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