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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Don't help mosquitoes crash your party; dump standing water at your home

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June 29, 2020 - Because of recent rains and rising temperatures, the city’s Environmental Services Division reminds residents to dump all standing water around their homes to reduce any potential increase in mosquitoes - especially with the 4th ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City contractor will begin repaving more than a dozen streets next week

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June 17, 2020 - Beginning June 22 a city contractor will begin milling and paving on more than a dozen streets in the city. The project will last about seven weeks, barring bad weather or other delays, and should finish the week of Aug. 1. Most work will ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Works wants you to watch where you put your trash container

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June 11, 2020 - To avoid damage to power lines and personal property, Hampton’s Public Works Department reminds residents to be careful when they put trash, recycling or bulk waste outside for collection. Some residents are placing their trash c...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Public Works, emergency officials monitoring the weather amid snow forecast

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Feb. 19, 2020 - Hampton officials - including police, firefighters and emergency management staff - are closely monitoring weather conditions amid reports that 2-3 inches of snow could accumulate in the area starting Thursday afternoon.

The city’...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City adds dredged sand from Indian Creek to Buckroe Beach and saves taxpayers more than $100,000

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Hampton’s Public Works Department has devised a way to add sand to Buckroe Beach and save taxpayers more than $100,000 at the same time. 

The stormwater team has been working on a project to retain more water and reduce fl...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Here's where you can get rid of unwanted household chemicals, computers and more

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Jan. 3, 2020 - The 2020 schedule for household chemical collections and computer recycling is now available. Hampton residents can safely dispose of computers, computer monitors, desktop printers, paint, stains, gasoline, insecticides and much more from 8...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Downtown city parking lots will be closed for new parking stripes and updating of signs

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Nov. 6, 2019 - City-owned parking lots downtown will get a facelift this month when the Public Works Department begins restriping more than 20 lots and replacing or updating signs in and around those lots. Depending on the weather, the work will begin Nov...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Spraying set for North King Street, Harris Creek and Gosnold's Hope Park areas

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Sept. 26, 2019 -  Weather permitting, Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying Thursday evening, Sept. 26,  in the North King Street and Harris Creek areas, including Gosnold's Hope Park.

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Lifelong Hamptonian Jason Mitchell named director of city's Public Works Department

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Jason Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Hampton who grew up in Riverdale and went to Hampton High School, has been named director of the city’s Public Works Department. Mitchell, 47, had been serving as interim director since July...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Pet waste and landscaping practices are just a few reasons local waterways can be contaminated

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Aug. 13, 2019 - Pet waste and certain landscaping practices are just a few of the reasons local waterways can be contaminated and swimming advisories are issued for local beaches. But you can do your part to help things stay clean. 

The Chesapeake...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 17, 2019

New repaving schedule for fiscal year 2020 has been released by Public Works Department

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May 17, 2019 - Hampton's Public Works Department has released the repaving schedule for FY 2020, which begins July 1. The schedule for resurfacing or repaving streets is based on cracking and other roadway problems related to traffic loads and the environ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City offices, schools will be closed and trash pickup day changes for MLK holiday

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Jan. 15, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Circuit and district court, along with most state offices, will also be closed Fri...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Trash pickup days change, schools and city offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Trash pickup days will change and city schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday. go online for the closing list.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

City gets $1,112,423 grant for restoration, expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands

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Nov. 15, 2018 - The James River Association and City of Hampton have received a $1,112,423 grant for the restoration or expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands, and other natural features in Hampton’s Pochin Place/Indian River Creek Stormwater Basin.

The mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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July 27, 2016 - Work continues on a new Public Works drainage project in the Merrimac Shores neighborhood. The project is designed to divert stormwater under the roadway instead of across it, helping to reduce flooding that frequently blocks Catesby Jones...Read on...

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