The Public Works Department addresses the city's utility and transportation needs through projects that restore, maintain and improve existing infrastructure and streets. Capital projects may include infrastructure needs of the Water, Wastewater, and Drainage utilities, the city's streets, and sidewalks, and city facilities. These projects are funded through a variety of sources that make up the City's Capital Improvement Fund (2019 Approved Budget (PDF)).
Through a federal grant, the City of West University Place was awarded funding to replace the existing road surface of Buffalo Speedway. The project area will consist of the section of road that traverses the City beginning at the 5300 block (south of Bissonnet) and ending at the 6700 block (north of W. Holcombe/Bellaire). As part of this project, the City will also make improvements to the drainage system. View more information on the Buffalo Speedway project.
The City began an assessment of all the existing storm sewer pipes to verify which parts of the system satisfy the 2-year capacity requirement. The combined efforts of the assessment reflects a general City-wide drainage capacity evaluation, with more detailed assessments and studies of specific areas within the City. Click on the title link to access the complete drainage study. View more information on the city-wide drainage study.