Sunday, June 13, 2021

Orange Barrel Alert – Reconstruction of Timberline Court Begins

Public Work crews install new asphalt on Timberline Court

Public Work crews install new asphalt on Timberline Court

Pavement reconstruction began this week on Timberline Court.

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Public Works Streets Division began work to reconstruct Timberline Court, located off Continental Boulevard. Crews began removing the existing surface, re-grading the road. and will install a new drive surface for residents.

Crews will also begin reconstructing Woodsey Court and work at both locations is expected to last approximately ninety (90) days (weather permitting).

Timberline Court and Woodsey Court were two roads identified as being in “Poor to Fair” condition, as defined by the City’s annual pavement management program assessment. Every year,  one-third of City streets are analyzed for surface quality and structural integrity. Roads that fall below the 50% threshold for overall quality are added to a future workplan for reconstruction.  The goal of this pavement management program is to maintain the City’s roadway infrastructure and to ensure an overall roadway quality of 78%, or “Good to Excellent” condition. Currently, the City has an overall roadway quality rating of 82%.

For questions about this work, please contact Public Works Operations at 817-748-8079.

New Recycling Carts Will Begin to Roll Out on September 9

Residents were notified in July that this fall the City of Southlake will introduce enhanced recycling services through Republic Waste Services. Many of the changes include additions and improvements that not only increase the ease and efficiency of the current recycling program, but give residents more opportunities to recycle.

The automated recycling collection system is new to residential collection in Southlake. Republic Waste Services is equipped with a new fleet of trucks using attached robotic arms to more efficiently collect recycling. This new system allows for the use of large cart receptacles with wheels which will be provided to residents free of cost.

Residents should be on the lookout for their new rolling recycling carts to be delivered to their homes by Republic Waste Services beginning September 9 between 8a.m. and 5p.m. each day. Delivery will begin with the Monday collection area. Upon completion of this area deliveries will continue in the following order: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please be aware that carts will not necessarily be delivered on the same day as recycling is collected.

Republic Waste Services will be using the Southlake Public Works Operations Center, at 1950 E Continental Boulevard, to assemble the new recycling carts. Therefore, residents of the South Hollow neighborhood and those residing south of the center on Woodsy Court and Timberline Court should be aware of increased truck traffic during assembly and delivery of the new carts.

Upon receipt of these new carts, residents should begin use immediately. The existing bins may be kept by residents for personal, in-home use or be placed in the new cart for pickup by Republic.

To ensure recycling pick up, residents should be sure to place their new carts on the curb with facing front and at least 5 feet away from all vehicles and 3 feet away from other objects—including their trash cart, mailboxes, and trees.

The current monthly rate is $12.85. To provide residents with the enhanced service opportunities, the monthly rate will increase to $14.23. This new rate, which takes effect October 1, will not change trash pickup dates or frequencies. Residents will continue to see trash collection two times per week, bagged grass collection, curbside leaf recycling, a household hazardous waste collection event, bulk collection, bundled brush collection, and automated recycling collection once each week.

For more information about the City’s Garbage and Recycling services, please visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/GarbageandRecycling.