The Transportation Services Division manages the daily operations and maintenance of the Georgetown Municipal Airport, public storm water conveyance system, City streets, sidewalks and rights-of-way. Responsibilities include traffic control, emergency response operations, special events and assistance in code enforcement. The Streets Department inspects daily the City’s roadways for sign repair, pavement management and sight obstructions. The Georgetown Municipal Airport operates under 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, GISD and the general 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://airport.georgetown.org/.
Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP)
The City of Georgetown has developed a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) as required for coverage under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (TPDES) General Permit No. TXR040000. The SWMP describes the minimum control measures and Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will be implemented by the City of Georgetown in order to achieve the regulatory standard of reducing pollutants in the City’s storm water to the “maximum extent practicable”. Information on the Plan and process can be found at: https://transportation.georgetown.org/storm-water-management-plan-swmp/
Active Transportation Projects
The Transportation Services Division is involved in the development and implementation of various road, aviation, transit and storm water 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://sidewalksandfacilities.georgetown.org/
The City and Capital Metro have partnered to develop a Fixed Route Transit Plan. The Transit Development Plan Study, initiated by the City of Georgetown and Capital Metro, will help define service plan needs for fixed-route bus service in Georgetown, including routing, service hours, frequency, and boundaries; information on the Plan and process can be found at: https://transportation.georgetown.org/transit-development-plan/. The City is soliciting your input on the Plan. Please follow the link to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WN7N5QT.
A bond election to fund transportation projects was approved by the voters of Georgetown on May 9. The 2015 Road Bond Program authorizes $105 million to fund 21 transportation projects over the next 10 years: construction of 8 projects, construction-ready design efforts for 5 projects and preliminary engineering for an additional 6 have been authorized. Additional information can be found at: https://bonds.georgetown.org/
The Overall Transportation Plan (OTP)
The City has recently completed an update to the Overall Transportation Plan. Information on that process may be found at https://2030.georgetown.org/overall-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 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 an obstruction on a City of Georgetown street or roadway, to include a dead animal , call Georgetown Utility Systems at (512) 930-3555 during weekday business hours. The Transportation Services Department will pick up the animal. To report an obstruction on a County road, call Williamson County at (512) 943-3330. To report an obstruction 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 obstruction poses a traffic hazard, call the Georgetown Police Department at (512) 930-3510.