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Irving's Public Works Departments Thrive in City Infrastructure and Services Expansion

In the heart of Irving, the City's public works teams play a vital role in maintaining and enhancing various aspects of city life. Comprising the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Fleet Operations, Traffic and Transportation, Solid Waste Services, and Water Utilities, these departments form the backbone of city operations.

The Capital Improvement Program focuses on the design and construction of essential city infrastructure projects, prioritizing the welfare, safety, and quality of life for the public. Ongoing projects managed by CIP include MacArthur Boulevard, Regent Boulevard, West Irving Creek, Irving Boulevard, Central Fire Station, Rochelle Road Bridge, and Esters Road.

Irving's Fleet Services is tasked with the operation and maintenance of a diverse fleet of city vehicles, equipment, and generators. With responsibility for over 1,400 city vehicles and equipment tools, the division also manages fuel inventory, overseeing 26 fuel tanks and procuring more than 1.1 million gallons of fuel annually.

The Solid Waste Services (SWS) Department, comprised of administration, collection, and landfill operations, recently resumed its twice-per-week trash collection along with once-per-week recycling, brush, and bulky item pickup. Exciting developments for SWS in 2024 include the excavation of new disposal cells at Hunter Ferrell Landfill and the construction of a new maintenance building and a trash and recycling drop-off location for residents.

The Traffic and Transportation Department oversees an extensive network, including 1,440 lane-miles of road, 60,000 street signs, 225 traffic signals, and a road system valued at over $1.5 billion. Entering Year 7 of the Road to the Future program, the department has dedicated $26.5 million to maintenance, covering 118 overlaid roads, 194 pavement restoration projects, and over 1,000 replaced street panels.

Ensuring the community's water needs are met, the Water Utilities Department manages 1,479 miles of pipeline, 19 storage tanks, 6,362 fire hydrants, 18 pump stations, and 51,390 water meters. With a focus on quality, the department engages in 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance, repairs, regulatory compliance, and conservation enforcement. In 2024, plans are underway to expand the Princeton Booster Pump Station for enhanced water transfer from Lake Ralph Hall to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.

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