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CITY OF AUSTIN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ANNUAL REPORT 2014

CONNECTING YOU ALL AROUND AUSTIN

WHO WE ARE

The Public Works Department designs, manages and inspects capital improvement projects; promotes active transportation; plans and builds sidewalks and urban trails; partners with communities to bring improvements to neighborhoods; and maintains the City's network of trails, roadways, sidewalks and bridges.

FUNDS

A breakdown of where our funding comes from and how it is used.

WHAT WE DO

BUILD + MAINTAIN

Throughout the year and around the clock, our professional and technically skilled staff keeps Austin’s roadways, bridges and trails safe and in good repair. We also install and repair sidewalks, prioritizing work in accordance with the Council-approved Sidewalk Master Plan.

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DESIGN + DELIVER

We work with over 19 City departments to design, inspect and manage capital improvement projects ranging from iconic, complex projects such as the New Central Library and Boardwalk Trail, to smaller scale street reconstruction, park improvements and water projects. Our engineers, project managers and inspectors bring quality, cost efficient improvements to Austin.

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KIDS + SAFETY

Our Safe Routes to School program helps Austin’s children travel safely to school by educating students on pedestrian and bicycle safety and providing crossing guards at crucial intersections. We also partner with schools to encourage more active transportation through events, programming and educational initiatives.

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BUILD + MAINTAIN

Throughout the year and around the clock, our professional and technically skilled staff keeps Austin’s roadways, bridges and trails safe and in good repair. We also install and repair sidewalks, prioritizing work in accordance with the Council-approved Sidewalk Master Plan.

DESIGN + DELIVER

We work with over 19 City departments to design, inspect and manage capital improvement projects ranging from iconic, complex projects such as the New Central Library and Boardwalk Trail, to smaller scale street reconstruction, park improvements and water projects. Our engineers, project managers and inspectors bring quality, cost efficient improvements to Austin.

KIDS + SAFETY

Our Safe Routes to School program helps Austin’s children travel safely to school by educating students on pedestrian and bicycle safety and providing crossing guards at crucial intersections. We also partner with schools to encourage more active transportation through events, programming and educational initiatives.

AWARDS

In Fiscal Year 2014, Public Works-managed projects garnered national, statewide and local awards, including:

Our Urban Trails Program works closely with neighborhoods, fellow departments and elected officials to plan and build the best, most environmentally conscious urban trail system that Austin can offer.

DEVELOP CONNECTED

GREENWAYS

Our award-winning Neighborhood Partnering Program assists neighborhood groups in developing, resourcing and executing small- to medium-sized improvement projects in the City’s right of way or on City-owned property. Cost sharing can be achieved through cash contributions, in-kind contributions or donated labor (sweat-equity).

EMPOWER NEIGHBORHOODS,

BUILD COMMUNITY

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Contact Information

Phone:  512-974-7065

Email:  public.works@austintexas.gov

Address: 505 Barton Springs Road,  Austin, Texas 78704

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