Public Works applied street treatments to 706 lane miles in 2022 to keep Austin roads in good condition. The department manages almost 8,000 total lane miles across the city.
The City of Austin's Public Works Department has published its 2022 Annual Report. Public Works houses programs that span a wide spectrum – everything from infrastructure improvements to maintenance of the city's streets, sidewalks, and bridges to managing capital projects and more. The Annual Report outlines the department's various services by providing a summer of the year's highlights in bite-size form while also spotlighting a busy year. Achievements documented in the report are focused on the City's Fiscal Year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022).
“Public Works continues to set the bar high as we move forward and as Austin maintains its status as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.,” says Robert Goode, Interim Assistant City Manager over Mobility. "Our goal is to continue to anticipate and meet our residents' expectations for our services."
The online report is organized in three sections that show how Public Works helps create a community that is not only well-built and well-maintained, but provides well-being for all residents.
“Our people are integral to our success,” says Public Works Interim Director James Snow. “They hold years of experience and collective knowledge that help us not only function in the day-to-day but succeed over the long run. With this kind of foundation, we are able to focus on our steadfast commitment to serving the community.”
Highlights of the 2022 Annual Report include:
Repaired 1,447 potholes, 96% of which were addressed within 48 hours of reporting
Maintained the City's 7,998 lane miles of streets, 75% of which are in satisfactory condition
Constructed and repaired 35 miles of sidewalk
Managed $363 million worth of spending for capital projects
Completed 10 neighborhood-driven projects through the Neighborhood Partnering Program
Supplying 96 schools withcrossing guards to help students get to and from school safely
The Stassney Lane Reconstruction Project, funded by the voter-approved 2018 Bond, represents one of many projects that Public Works managed in 2022.
About Austin Public Works: The City of Austin's Public Works Department designs, manages, and inspects major capital improvement projects; promotes bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and urban trail projects; and maintains the City's network of urban trails, sidewalks, roadways, and bridges once they are built. The Neighborhood Partnering Program provides opportunities for local groups to make public improvements within their community.