Transportation & Public Works

The Transportation and Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of transportation-related infrastructure within the City of Fort Worth.

The Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW) meets these challenges by maintaining:

  • 8,300 lane miles of street surface
  • 11,349,310 linear feet of pavement markings
  • 67,517 street lights
  • 3,158 miles of sidewalks
  • 236 miles of engineered drainage channels
  • 5,066 traffic signals
  • 980 signalized intersections
  • 113,295 signs
  • 205 rail crossings
  • 29,462 storm drains/inlets
  • 1,036 on-street metered parking spaces

 

 

The Department is divided into five divisions:

Traffic

Transportation Management Division

The Transportation Management Division is responsible for maintenance activities and response to approximately 28,000 service requests annually for street lights, traffic signals, utility locates, traffic signs, pavement markings, parking, and school and neighborhood traffic safety concerns. All Transportation Management activities support the City’s Vision Zero Program, which aims to eliminate traffic related fatalities and serious injuries in the City. The Division also administers the following programs:

  • Sidewalk Program
  • Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
  • Safe Routes to School Program
  • School Crossing Guard Program
  • Street Name Change Program
  • Parklet Program
  • Parking Management - including Valet, Ground Transportation, Residential Permit Parking and Street Use Permitting (construction only)

 

Stormwater

Stormwater Management

The Stormwater Management Division is responsible for managing program resources to protect people and property from harmful stormwater runoff by: prioritizing and monitoring drainage system maintenance and rehabilitation programs, planning and programming construction of projects to mitigate flood and erosion hazards, warning the community of flood and erosion hazards that cannot be mitigated in the short-term, and developing and updating regulatory standards to mitigate the risk of private property development creating or aggravating flood risk.  This division also provides oversight for the City’s Open Space program.

Flood Risk Viewer

Stormwater Download Viewer

This website provides the public with the ability to locate and download data related to City and FEMA studies and permits.

The mapping component of the application provides users the ability to search available data by address and cross streets.

 

Projects

Capital Delivery Division

The Capital Delivery Division is responsible for delivering over $315 million in capital improvement infrastructure. The Capital Delivery Division is responsible for the majority of horizontal capital projects encompassing street, storm water and traffic improvements – managing planning, design, construction and inspection. Capital projects include new infrastructure as well as rehabilitation of existing systems. The Division provides inspection services for citywide construction activities, material testing, and survey services.

 

Operations

Streets and Stormwater Operations


Streets and Stormwater Operations is responsible for pavement maintenance and storm water system maintenance using city personnel.

  • The City’s street system includes over 8,100 lane miles of streets and over 400 bridges.
  • The City’s Stormwater System includes over 1,000 miles of underground pipe, approximately 230 miles of engineered drainage channel, approximately 30,000 drainage inlets and numerous other drainage facilities such as detention basins and bar ditches.


The Street Operations team is also responsible for coordinating winter response for over 8,100 lane miles of city roadways and more than 240 bridges.

2024 Snow & Ice Plan(PDF, 3MB)

 

 

Planning

Regional Transportation and Innovation Division

The Regional Transportation and Innovation Division is the long-range planning and project development arm of the department. The Division is responsible for bringing a variety of activities together including regional coordination with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and other local government partners, state and federal agency partnerships, including Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Other activities include development of comprehensive multi-modal corridor and area project development, monitoring, updating and implementing the Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP), and Active Transportation Plan, and staff liaison to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

 

Media Advisory

City of Fort Worth Transportation & Public Works launches red bus lane pilot

On Thursday, Sept. 28, the City of Fort Worth’s Transportation & Public Works (TPW) Department will be one of the first red bus lane pilots in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. District 9 Council member Elizabeth Beck will host a ribbon cutting to kick off the City’s implementation of red-painted bus lanes on Jones Street. Red bus lanes are used to increase lane visibility and decrease confusion for drivers. Fort Worth will become the fifth city in the U.S. with this safety enhancement.

Who: District 9 Council member Elizabeth Beck and City of Fort Worth TPW Assistant Director Kelly Porter

What: Inaugural Red Bus Lane Pilot launches in downtown Fort Worth

When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28

Where: Fort Worth Central Station, 1001 Jones St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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Red Bus Lane Info Sheet(PDF, 651KB)



Department Leadership


Director Lauren Pieur

Lauren Prieur

Director

Lauren Prieur has been with the City of Fort Worth since 2018. Prior to being named director, she served as the interim director and as the assistant director of capital delivery.

She is a registered professional engineer, with more than 15 years of experience in infrastructure development, capital project delivery, transportation and public works-related projects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

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