The City of Lubbock Street Department works to maintain and repair streets, alleys, storm drains and ditches. It is also responsible for maintaining clean streets. The department works to protect the investment in public streets through adequate contract maintenance and in-house programs. The City of Lubbock Street Department is also responsible for ensuring the safety of travel by providing prompt and adequate response to hazardous conditions. In addition, the department works to ensure the Removal of debris and foreign matters for the proper functioning of the system during flooding conditions. It is governed by the City of Lubbock in Texas.