The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's public streets; sidewalks, bridges; drainage system; traffic control devices; environmental services; water and wastewater services; engineering; right-of-way maintenance and sanitation services.
Public Works Administration
The Public Works Administration strives to provide administrative leadership to the departments falling under Public Works umbrella and to maintain city’s infrastructure and mobility, deliver superior water and sanitation services. The division plans to create, a city of the future.
The Public Works Administration forecasts long term needs of all Public Works’ Divisions, increase reliability and security, and reduce risks and manage costs.
: To design and/or review the design of the construction or reconstruction of all City infrastructure projects; to review plans for all private commercial projects and subdivisions; to maintain and update city maps; to support the implementation of all construction projects; to maintain data and provide necessary data and provide necessary reports to state and federal agencies.
The Engineering Division provides engineering services for construction of infrastructure facilities, maintain database for capital improvement projects, GIS, elevation certificates, utility availability letters, etc.
- Design Criteria Manual:
- Utility Availability Letter:
- Elevation Certificate:
- Standard Technical Detail Drawings:
- FEMA’s Floodplain Maps (Adopted June 16, 2008)
- Capital Improvement Projects
Traffic & Transportation
Expedite the safe, effective movement of persons and goods through well-planned construction operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices, signs, pavement markings, and traffic signal systems in accordance with state and federal standards.
The Traffic and Transportation Division provide traffic signal maintenance, install and maintain signal pre-emption devices and communication systems to reduce emergency response time and overall delay, congestion, and collisions at traffic signals.
Street & Bridge
To protect the public by maintaining the streets, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadside ditches and drainage channels by keeping them free of debris and functioning properly including overlay of asphalt streets, section repairs of concrete streets, and replacement of curbs, sidewalks and storm sewers. In addition, the division provides both management and oversight of contracts for services and construction.
The Street & Bridge Division is responsible for the inspection, repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, bridges, drainage channels, storm sewers etc. The division maintains approximately 360 miles of streets (both concrete and asphalt), approximately 121 miles of open channel drainage systems including roadside ditches and bayous in the City.
To provide comprehensive, cost effective and environmentally responsive collection, processing and disposal of solid waste in the form of household garbage, brush and heavy trash pick-up while removing recyclable items from the waste stream in an effective manner.
The Sanitation Division is responsible for collecting garbage and recyclable materials from all the households and businesses in the City. The Sanitation Division responds to customer complaints and delivering garbage bags to its customers.
- Garbage Truck Routes:
- Garbage/Recycle Truck Schedules:
- Garbage Bags Distribution Areas: