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SERVICE NOTICE - JULY 12, 2019
We are experiencing delays in right-of-way mowing across the City due to a variety of factors, including work force shortages and weather-related work suspensions. To make up for these delays, we are supplementing the contractors with Public Works staff and Sheriff’s Office work crews. We appreciate your continued patience as we work diligently to address these delays.
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 10 to 14 days and shoulders are mowed every 21 to 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).