Clinton City has 81 miles of streets to maintain. The City pays for street maintenance with funds from a variety of sources, including federal and state grants, gas tax revenues and the City's General Fund. Federal and state grants are matched with local funds.
Each year department personnel evaluate roadways and determine the most cost effective treatments. These treatments may be in the form of preventative maintenance procedures, rehabilitation or reconstruction. Since street work is very expensive and the budget is limited, the work must be prioritized. Many factors determine the roadways that are given priority including traffic volume, age of pavement, condition, cost etc.