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Salisbury Public Works Department To Modify, Suspend Some Operations
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Salisbury Public Works Department To Modify, Suspend Some Operations

The City of Salisbury Public Works Department is modifying and suspending some operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We made the decision to suspend or reduce certain services to maintain the health and safety of City employees and the community at large,” said Public Works Director Craig Powers. “We will continue to provide critical City services such as trash collection, recycling and yard waste collection. As we navigate through this evolving situation together, we ask our residents to work with us as we continue to provide the best customer service experience.”

Suspended Services:

  • Street Sweeping
  • Compost Give-A-Way
  • Bulky Collection
  • Seasonal landscapes in medians and the downtown
  • Construction projects such as the City Park Project
  • Maintenance for ballfields and other athletic sites
  • Spring Spruce up will be delayed

Reduced Services:

  • Park Mowing – Mowed every other week rather than every week, this may result in higher than usual grass length.
  • Downtown Cleaning – every other week from every week
  • Street Maintenance – Done only to address emergencies, staff is on call
  • Uptown litter collection
  • Spraying/weeding in street medians
  • Calls may not be returned as soon as normal as most administrative staff is working remotely
The City will continue to follow the recommendation from federal and local agencies and will alert residents should further steps need to be taken. For updates about City closings, postponements and cancellations, visit: For more information about the city's response to the COVID-19 crisis, visit
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Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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Staff Liaison

Hannah Jacobson
(704) 638-5230

Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Transit Schedules During Upcoming Holidays

Monday, December 25, 2023 (Christmas Day)
  • NO bus or ADA Paratransit service
  • The Administration Office will be closed
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
  • Regular bus service
Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day)
  • No bus or ADA Paratransit service
Monday, January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Regular bus service
Friday, March 29, 2024 (Good Friday)
  • Regular bus service
Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • No bus or ADA Paratransit service
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (Juneteenth)
  • Regular bus service

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

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