The Department of Public Works is responsible for the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, street lights, public buildings, and landscaping throughout our community.
Some of the projects currently underway include:
Better Streets 2 Neighborhoods
In collaboration with Harris County, Precinct 2, and the Public Works Department has initiated a Better Streets 2 Neighborhoods (BS2N) of over 188,000 square feet in different sections within the city. The milling and repaving involve grinding up the existing asphalt and base material, removing it, and applying new pavement. The major benefits of the milling and repavement are to reduce surface roughness and address minor deformations, cracking, and irregularities in the surface pavement resulting in a much smoother drive. Prolonging the life of our city streets saves time and taxpayer money by intervening before full construction is needed.
Panther Creek Clean Up
Harris County Flood Control District has begun cleaning the city’s “Panther Creek” from 15th Street and Leggett to the Houston Ship Channel. The “Harris County Flood Control District utilizes a number of techniques, or primary ‘tools,’ to reduce flood damages throughout the county.”