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In order to maintain reliable delivery of drinking water to City of Austin customers, Austin Energy is partnering with Austin Water to provide a new reliable electrical service in 35th Street from Hillview Road to Foothill Drive to the Davis Water Treatment plant located at 3500 West 35th Street. The project is being managed by the Public Works Department.

Public Works manages the City's Capital Improvement Program projects through all phases of design, construction, and inspection. This is how your bond dollars are put to work! Projects range from the Austin City Hall to new swimming pools, fire stations and libraries.

Congress Avenue is Austin's and Texas' main ceremonial street, providing a grand boulevard between the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. It is a distinctive place that we encourage people to go to, not just pass through.

In order to maintain reliable delivery of drinking water to City of Austin customers, The Public Works Department and Austin Water are undertaking two major improvement projects within the Albert R. Davis Water Treatment Plant (WTP). These projects will upgrade and replace several electrical and mechanical components of the plant, including constructing a new medium service pump station building and a new electrical substation building.

Go Smart is a walking and biking safety campaign brought to you by the City of Austin's Safe Routes to School Program. The campaign, tailored to middle school students and their parents, promotes active transportation and educates students on the rules of the road. Parents, start the process to sign your child up by selecting his or her school below.

In September of 2013, the City of Austin Water Utility, in conjunction with the Public Works Department, began the Martin Hill Transmission Main Project. The intent of this project is to provide water for the north and northwest quadrants of the City of Austin. As the City’s population continues to grow, so must the infrastructure to support it. It is also part of Austin Water’s Long Range Facility Plan. The boundaries of work are generally located from the Martin Hill Reservoir on Howard Lane to the intersection of Parmer Lane and McNeil Drive. 

In support of Imagine Austin, the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to affect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin government.

Our Work: Crossing Guards, Safety Education, Safe Routes to School

Founded in 1991, the City of Austin’s Safe Routes to School Program educates students on pedestrian and bicycle safety and provides crossing guards at crucial intersections. The program aims to tackle barriers that prevent students from walking and biking to school. Our goal is to empower the community by make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun for students and families!

The Public Works Department Sidewalk Program is responsible for repairing and adding miles of sidewalks around the City of Austin. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a driving factor in making sure that the right-of-way along our streets is safe and accessible for all, but there also are projects being built for transportation and recreational use.

Infrastructure and Asset Management:
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Comprised of professional and technically skilled staff, Public Works Street and Bridge Operations manages and maintains public right-of-way infrastructure including streets, bridges, sidewalks, guardrails, trees and vegetation. We patch potholes, resurface streets, repair utility cuts, maintain the City’s medians, right-of-way maintenance on trees, and respond after storms. Street and Bridge Operations consists of five divisions:

The City of Austin Urban Trails program promotes greenways and trails that provide important accessible routes for transportation. Urban trails are those that have a recreational function, but also serve a utilitarian need. We work closely with our community stakeholders, fellow departments and elected officials to bring the best, most environmentally conscious urban trail system that Austin can offer.

The Bicycle and Urban Trails Plan: Creating a connected and protected active transportation network