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:
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.
In preparation for this year's hurricane season, the Department of Public Works and the city's Emergency Management Office have initiated a "Preventive Cleaning Storm Sewer Lines and Catch Basins," program in the city. This type of program is a cost-effective method of removing the dirt, grit, and other debris that can build up and result in partial or complete interruption of storm-water flow. This project will be completed in approximately 2 years and will be divided into 5 phases.