FY18 Highway U.S. 67 Landscaping

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is reconstructing U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) from Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill through Duncanville to Interstate Highway 20 (IH-20). The expected reconstruction completion date is summer 2019. The cities of Duncanville and Cedar Hill partnered to hire a landscape architect to prepare a master plan for landscaping and lighting, gateways, hardscape, entryway, and other amenities along the US 67 corridor south of IH-20. Working with the landscape architect, the cities are pursuing Green Ribbon Grant funding from TxDOT for the landscaping portion of the master plan. The City of Duncanville has since entered into a professional services agreement for detailed landscape and hardscape design plans based on the landscape master plan to provide aesthetic treatments along the US 67 corridor. These improvements will provide a significant impact on branding the City of Duncanville consistent with the vision of the City Council and the newly adopted Citywide Comprehensive Plan.

FY18 Pipebursting Program

Pipebursting is planned for various locations in the Forest Hills, Presidential Estates, Flame East, and Danieldale Acres subdivisions. Approximately 29,980 linear feet of substandard 6- and 8-inch sanitary sewer will be pipeburst with 8-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer pipe and adjacent private sewer laterals will be replaced. Successful completion of the project will repair structural and capacity deficiencies of the current sewer, preventing rainwater and/or groundwater inflow and infiltration, minimize sanitary sewer overflows, reduce sewage treatment costs, and reduce future sewer system maintenance costs. A construction contract was awarded to Vortex Turnkey Solutions LLC of Houston, Texas, for $699,070.50 on September 4, 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2018 and is scheduled for winter 2018 completion.

FY18 Pipebursting Program- Map

FY18 Sidewalk Accessibility Program

As a part of the annual sidewalk accessibility program to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), improvements are planned for various locations throughout the City to provide sidewalks and ADA ramps to provide a walkable community. This program will provide for 6,250 linear feet of sidewalks and 47 barrier-free ramps at seven (7) project locations. Three areas in Greenstone Estates were completed in FY18. The remainder of the program will be completed as a part of the FY19 program. 

FY18 Sidewalk Accessibility Program Locations - Map

 

Christmas Tree Drop Off & Recycling Program

The City of Duncanville will pro­vide Christmas tree recycling beginning December 29 through January 31st at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more informa­tion, contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.

FY17 Forest Hills #8 Alley Reconstruction

Drainage improvements and reconstruction of the alley between Flamingo Way and Granada Drive (from North Alexander Avenue to South Cockrell Hill Road) are underway.  This subdivision was built approximately 45 years ago.  Drainage is being improved to provide capacity for a 100-year storm event, and the alley pavement is being replaced with a more durable reinforced concrete pavement to better withstand trash truck loads.  The construction contract was awarded to Muniz Construction, Inc. of Dallas for $273,965.00 on September 4, 2018.  Construction began in November 2018 and is scheduled for summer 2019 completion.

FY17 Water Utility Improvements

Water line improvements were completed on West Vinyard Road, West Daniel Street and West Nance Street on July 2, 2018. The service lines were built in the 1940s, making them approximately 75 years old. A total of 1,205 linear feet of 2-inch cast iron water pipe was replaced with 8-inch PVC water line from Main Street to Avenue C.  La Banda LLC of Dallas completed the construction.  The total project cost, including design and testing, was $211,310.08.

Amending Commercial Vehicles Definition & Restricting Parking on Unimproved Surfaces in Non-Residential Areas

On December 19, 2017, the Duncanville City Council adopted ordinances amending the definition of commercial vehicles (Ordinance No. 2331) and restricting parking on unimproved surfaces in non-residential areas (Ordinance No. 2332).

The City Code Officers will issue warnings for both ordinances until enforcement begins on April 1, 2018.

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City of Duncanville Wastewater System Smoke Testing

The City of Duncanville has contracted with BURGESS & NIPLE of Austin, Texas, to perform a Smoke Test Survey in portions of Duncanville’s wastewater system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which are primarily located in backyard easements, but may be located in streets. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.

If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact the City of Duncanville at 972.780.4900 or BURGESS & NIPLE at 214.636.3158.

Click here for more information and to view testing locations and dates.