The Streets and Sidewalks Division performs routine maintenance on streets and sidewalks within the city limits. This division may also assist the South Carolina Department of Transportation by making repairs to its rights of way when requested by the state or when special materials and construction techniques are required.
Funding for street resurfacing comes from C-funds that are distributed by the Charleston County Transportation Committee. With approval from the city, Charleston County Public Works administers a county-wide resurfacing contract that includes city streets.
The division has four crews that repair sidewalks and construct curb cuts for wheelchair accessibility. One of the crews specializes in repair to brick, bluestone, and other unique materials that occur within the city.
The division also has an asphalt crew that operates an asphalt patch truck. This crew is responsible for patching and repairing minor potholes in city streets and is also capable of resurfacing small areas.