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Precinct 3 Maintenance Center News December 2019

Precinct 3 Maintenance Center News December 2019

This past year has been a record-setting year for work completed in Precinct 3, which has resulted in more cost savings than ever before. In FY 2019 (October 2018 – September 2019), we completed 38 Interlocal Projects (rehabilitation and /or resurfacing) in 10 different cities (Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Southlake, and Watauga). We also constructed a US 287 frontage road extension and ramp relocation for TxDOT and the Northwest Independent School District. All projects were completed on schedule and within the estimated budgets. Our partnerships with the cities this past year yielded an estimated savings of $3.34 million for the cities in construction costs. Additionally, we completed roadway projects (rehabilitation and/or resurfacing) on 14 county roadways within unincorporated Precinct 3, including the construction of a new segment of Wagley Precinct 3 Maintenance Center News December 2019 Robertson Road east of US 287. Roadway improvements and/or needed maintenance was also provided within four historic cemeteries. Other county roadways received localized base repairs, crack seal, and spot seals as preventative maintenance measures to protect and extend the life of the existing pavement. Overall we closed out the fiscal year and achieved all of the objectives we had planned – another successful busy year. Work is already well underway in FY 2020. Since October, we have completed three rehabilitation projects, and three asphalt overlays in Colleyville. We are scheduled to start projects for Westlake, Grapevine and the Birdville Independent School District this month, and Southlake in January. Currently, we are finishing up our last mowing cycle for the year, trimming back trees in the right-of-ways, cleaning ditches and culverts, and making localized roadway repairs on the county roadways. FY 2020 is shaping up to be another busy year. So far, we have 59 requested Interlocal roadway projects. We are estimating cost, preparing agreements, and scheduling construction located throughout 13 cities within Precinct 3 for construction in FY 2020. Overall, our county roadways are in good condition and we only have four rehabilitation/resurfacing projects planned for the next year (Wagley Robertson, Harmon, Avondale Haslet, and Maxwell) as well as routine and preventive maintenance activities. Quality workmanship, timely construction, good stewardship, citizen response, and partnering with our cities are some of the areas we strive to excel in serving the public. However, no value is more important to us than safety – both of our employees and the traveling public. We continue to discuss, train, and emphasize safety on every project, every day and in everything we do. On November 15th, we held our annual “Truck Roadeo.” For this event, our equipment operators practice maneuvering dump trucks through several obstacle courses that mimic driving and construction situations to develop further and improve their driving, backing, and communication skills. The event concluded with a competition for the top driver, awards and lunch. As always, your safety and the safety of our crews are of the utmost importance. When encountering any roadway construction or maintenance, please be patient, drive slowly through the construction area, and be keenly aware of the equipment and personnel working around you. Remember, they are working on the roads to make all of our commutes safer. Article courtesy of Richard Schiller, Director of Field Operations, Precinct 3 Maintenance Center