The City's annual roadway rehabilitation program has grown steadily since its inception in 2015 in order to address the City's growing needs. Past roadway projects that have been a part of this program can be seen in the Roadway Rehabilitation Project Location map (PDF). Roadways selected for rehabilitation have been primarily based the severity and extent of the distresses present on the Pavement Condition Assessment, as well as to address accelerated deterioration that has occurred in areas after the survey.
Pavement Condition Assessment surveys were performed in 2015, 2020 and again in 2021 to evaluate impact of February 2021 winter storm on roadways. In general, these surveys are performed every 5 years. Planning for future roadway rehabilitation projects is based on the roadway's predicted condition and priority which can be affected by several factors, budgetary limitations, and Council approval, and is therefore subject to change.
Streets staff are responsible for all Leander streets. They perform asphalt patching, resurfacing, crack sealing, pothole patching, grading uneven streets, and sidewalk repairs. This division also performs drainage system and culvert repairs. They also respond to emergency callout situations by barricading, sandbagging, cleaning storm drains and sanding roadways as needed.
Mowing of public right-of-ways, drainage channels, and City-maintained detention and water-quality ponds are done by a mowing contractor. City street staff trim trees and brush that may obstruct line of sight along city streets as needed.
Traffic Signal & Signage
Staff is responsible for installation, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices such as traffic signals, school flashers, roadside signage and streetlights to ensure safety and efficiency. Most of the road signage are produced in-house print shop by staff. Staff complies with the requirements established by the Federal Highway Administration.
Staff maintains more than 26 traffic signals, numerous school zone lights and hybrid pedestrian beacons. Traffic signals along 183A Toll road are maintained by Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and traffic signal at Ronald Reagan and SR 29 intersection is maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). (See Signal Map (PDF))
To report a problem on a City-maintained traffic signal and signage, contact Public Works at 512-259-2640. For CTRMA signals call at 512-996-9778 and for TxDOT signals call at 512-974-0883.
In addition, staff also maintain streetlights. However, not all streetlights within the City limits are maintained by the City. Some are jointly maintained by the City and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) and some are maintained privately or by homeowners associations (HOA). Please contact the Public Works Department at 512-259-2640 with any concerns regarding city street lights and we will direct these concerns to the appropriate entity as necessary.
Vehicle staff performs repairs and preventative maintenance on all machinery, trailers, service trucks and vehicles from the city's police, public works and administration departments. This group maintains maintenance records and orders parts.