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Public Works maintains the mowing of public right-of-ways along City shoulders and medians. Chesapeake is responsible for 720 shoulder-miles of mowing along roadways and for 320 acres of medians and open areas. Public Works currently administers a mowing contract with two companies to mow certain right-of-way areas throughout the City. Mowing typically begins in March runs through early December. Medians are mowed every 10-14 days and shoulders are mowed every 21 - 28 days. The mowing season ends in December.
Beginning in 2009, in an effort to help reduce tax payer expenses, the City has partnered with the Sheriff's Department Inmate Program to supplement the mowing contract.
Interstate roads and on/off ramps are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Mowing of City park grounds and public building grounds is handled by the Building and Grounds Division of our Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
Further questions should be directed to the Customer Call Center at 757-382-CITY (2489).