The Transportation Services Division manages, maintains and repairs the Georgetown Municipal Airport, City streets and rights-of-way, and the public storm water conveyance system. Responsibilities include traffic control, emergency response operations, special events, and assistance in code enforcement. Daily, the Streets Department inspects roadways for sign repair, pavement management, and sight obstructions. The Georgetown Municipal Airport operates following guidelines provided by the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. The Transportation Services Division participates with the Safety Committee to provide safety-training workshops.
Major Department Goals
1. Partner with the State, County, adjoining municipalities, other departments and the public to develop and maintain a comprehensive Transportation Plan.
2. Protect the investment in the public transportation system through preventive maintenance and ongoing rehabilitation of streets and sidewalks.
Georgetown Municipal Airport
The Georgetown Municipal Airport is one of the most active general aviation airports in Central Texas; information on the airport may be found at: https://georgetown.org/airport/.
Active Transportation Project
The Transportation Services Division is involved in the development and implementation of various road, aviation, transit and storm improvements.
The purpose of the City of Georgetown Sidewalk Master Plan and Public Facility Access Audit is to inventory existing public infrastructure within the City of Georgetown City Limits, identify design and compliance deficiencies, evaluate future program requirements and develop a ten year implementation plan. https://georgetown.org/sidewalksandfacilities/
Working with the consulting firm of Klotz and Associates, the City has recently initiated an update to the Overall Transportation Plan; information on that process may be found at https://georgetown.org/transportation/transportation-plan/.
In 2011, Transportation Services commissioned a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) study of all the roads in our system. The study resulted in a five-year plan intended to improve ride quality and structural integrity of many of the roads. Depending on traffic volumes and roadway conditions, roadways in need of improvement are considered for one of several repair methods:
- Rejuvenator – a thin coat of oil applied to the roadway to seal cracks, provide ultraviolet protection, guard against oxidation, and restore uniform color after crack sealing.
- Chip Seal – an oil and rock mixture that seals the roadway while providing wear protection and additional traction.
- Cutler Process – an asphalt recycler that grinds up existing worn asphalt and combines the grindings with new fresh asphalt for a high quality surface.
- Rehabilitation – complete removal of existing asphalt, curb and gutter, and base and reconstruction of the roadway.
The PCI study occurs approximately every three years and the next study is expected in 2014. Additionally, routine crack sealing and pothole repairs are always ongoing.
Links to the 2011 PCI study results are below. Please understand that the maps below represent potential roadway maintenance projects. Each year projects are reviewed and considered based on current factors at the time. Funding, utility conflicts, and other considerations may result in projects changing from year to year.
- FY 2013 Proposed Pavement Maintenance
- FY 2014 Proposed Pavement Maintenance
- FY 2015 Proposed Pavement Maintenance
- FY 2016 Proposed Pavement Maintenance
- FY 2017 Proposed Pavement Maintenance
To report a dead animal on a City of Georgetown street or roadway, call Georgetown Utility Systems at (512) 930-3555 during weekday business hours. The Transportation Services Department will pick up the animal. To report a dead animal on a County road, call Williamson County at (512)943-3330. To report a dead animal on a state roadway (e.g., Williams Drive, Austin Ave., Leander Rd., University Ave.), call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512)930-4700. If the animal poses a traffic hazard, call the Georgetown Police Department at (512)930-3510.