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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for July 6, 2023

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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:

Public Works Hosted Work Zone Traffic Control/Flagger Training

Public Works hosted a Work Zone Traffic Control/Flagger Training which was instructed by UT Arlington. This free training funded by TxDOT, provides content which includes the proper use of temporary traffic control devices needed during a typical work zone on public roadways. Employees also learn to demonstrate proper use of hand signals, devices, and flagging procedures. This allows repairs to City infrastructure to be conducted safely, protecting City personnel as well as motorists and essential equipment.

People sitting and standing in a classroom

People sitting at tables with man holding a pole sign

Backup Alarms Installed on Heavy Equipment Vehicles

In an effort to maintain high safety standards within the workplace, Fleet staff has audited City vehicles equipped with service bodies and heavy equipment to confirm they are outfitted with backup alarms. The purpose of the alarm is to allow anyone behind the unit to be alerted, through audible sound, of the vehicle backing in reverse. The backup alarms installed sound off at 97 decibels and can possibly be heard up to a block away. 

Rear of truck with backup alarm lower left side of license plate

What is Lacebark Elm (aka “Chinese Elm”)?

  • Deciduous (loses leaves in winter) medium-sized tree with a vase-shaped canopy that grows to 40 ft in height
  • Tolerates a range of conditions and soils (drought, alkalinity, some salt tolerance, etc.)
  • Mature trees shed small patches of bark that reveals orange bark underneath; this creates a “lace-like” pattern

Check out the following website for more information on Lacebark Elms: 

Small patches of orange bark making a lace-like pattern

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