The Public Works Department manages the City of Austin's Capital Project Delivery projects through all phases of design, construction, and inspection. Projects range from street reconstruction and water/wastewater infrastructure improvements to new fire stations and libraries.
Use CIVIC to view interactive project maps; find descriptions, current status and funding sources; and see current and planned spending reports and key project updates.
The Public Works Department Sidewalk Program is responsible for installing miles of sidewalks in Austin for transportation and recreational use. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a driving factor in making sure that the right-of-way along Austin's streets are safe and accessible for all.
Through the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) Austin residents can work together to enhance the places they live, work, and play. Over 60 community-initiated projects have been completed since the program first launched in 2010.
The Safe Routes to School Program helps children choose human power to get to school. Through crossing guards, education, outreach, and infrastructure projects, we aim to make sure elementary and middle school students across Austin can walk, bike, and roll safely.
Composed 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. Our five divisions patch potholes, resurface streets, repair utility cuts, maintain the City’s medians, right-of-way maintenance on trees, and respond after storms.
The Urban Trails Program creates, promotes, and maintains Austin’s urban trails network. Our goal is for this network to help people of all ages and abilities travel from one end of the city to another in a safe and healthy way.
Urban trails are: