The Public Works Department is made up of various sub-departments including Fleet, Line Repair, Streets/Stormwater and Traffic, Wastewater, and Water. Each week, over 100 employees are responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and improvement of existing and new infrastructure across League City which includes everything from roadways and traffic lights to storm drains, sewers, and water production.
Below are some tips and projects they are working on:
City-Wide Vegetation Mowing
The Public Works Department Vegetation Management Division is working on vegetation mowing along narrow streets with narrow shoulders. A few of the older streets in League City have narrow shoulders that abut barbwire fence lines where trees and shrubs are intertwined. Vegetation growth along these tight roadways creates a more restrictive traffic corridor where the growth can block traffic signage. A boom mower tractor is utilized to cut the growth back toward the fence line to maintain the edge. The narrow work zone creates difficult conditions for travelers along the roadway and the crews completing the work. However, once it has been completed it restores the area to the original design.
Preventive Maintenance on Vehicles and Portable Equipment
As the hurricane season is upon us, Fleet staff is ensuring all rescue units be prepared in the event of a storm. The city currently owns six (6) high water vehicles used for deep water rescues including a few inflatable pontoon boats. In the event high water units are needed, they will be placed at various locations throughout the City such as the Fire and EMS stations. Staff is also performing preventive maintenance measures on portable generators for various departments to keep equipment ready to go at a moment’s notice.