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Nightly Construction Work on SH 66 and FM 740 Begins Next Week

Rockwall, Texas – May 6, 2019 – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been authorized to complete roadway repairs in Rockwall. This project will include various patching and repairs of concrete on State Highway 66, from SH 205 (Goliad), to the Dallas County Line.

Also part of the work will be repairs of FM 740 (Ridge Rd.), from the intersection of SH 205, to FM 3097 (Horizon). Please see location map for overall project limits. The construction will occur from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. with possible lane closures during the daytime hours. At this time the anticipated date to start construction is May 13, and the work should be complete by August 11.

For any questions regarding this project feel free to contact Sarah Hager, City of Rockwall Engineering Division at shager@rockwall.com or (972) 771-7746.

Alternative to Household Hazardous Waste Day Coming Soon for Rockwall Residents

Rockwall, Texas – The City of Rockwall has partnered with a new local company to provide service for household hazardous materials, and the system is expected to be more convenient for residents than the previous once-a-year method. Starting June 1, City of Rockwall residents will be able to call and schedule a porch pickup of hazardous materials—at their own home. The same types of items can be disposed as before. Pickup will be scheduled each Wednesday on a first come first served basis. And once the weekly spots are filled, the resident will be scheduled for the following Wednesday. Watch for more details coming up in the May water bill insert about the process and accepted products.

Applications Being Accepted for
Rockwall Youth Advisory Council

Rockwall, Texas – May 2, 2019 – The City of Rockwall is accepting applications for students who wish to be considered for next school year’s 2019-2020 Rockwall Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The City Council will fill six vacancies on the YAC for the upcoming school year. Applicants should be freshmen through seniors who reside within the city limits of the City of Rockwall.

The purpose of the Rockwall YAC is to provide participation by local youth in municipal government and to teach students more about how local government works. The Rockwall Youth Advisory Council provides opportunities for positive community impact through organized participation in various city-sponsored activities and events. YAC students may also be asked to become involved in initiatives that benefit local youth.

For more information about the program, the selection process, and to submit an application online, visit www.rockwall.com/youthcouncil.asp. Two letters of recommendation are required, and applicants are asked to submit by May 31. Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to kcole@rockwall.com. Brief, 10 minute interviews will be scheduled with applicants sometime in August with appointment selections being made by the Rockwall City Council in September. Questions may be directed to Kristy Cole, City Secretary, either by e-mail or by calling (972) 772-6406.

Lane Closure on SH 66 (Rusk Street)
Near the Intersection with Lakeshore Dr.

Rockwall, Texas –April 18, 2019 – The 7-Eleven project has been approved by the City of Rockwall for construction. This project will include the addition of a driveway on State Highway 66 (Rusk St) approximately 300-feet west of the intersection with Lakeshore Dr. Please see location map for overall project limits. The project design will require closing one lane of traffic in the west bound direction for two weeks. At this time the anticipated date to start construction is Monday, April 22, and the road should be reopened by May 3.

For any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact Sarah Hager at the City of Rockwall Engineering Department at shager@rockwall.com or (972) 771-7746.

Construction - Whisper Rock Subdivision

Rockwall, Texas –April 12, 2019 – The Whisper Rock Subdivision has been approved by the City of Rockwall for construction. This project will include the addition of a median cut and left turn lane to be installed in Ridge Road (FM 740) south of Benton Woods Drive. Please see location map for overall project limits. The project design will require closing one lane of traffic in each direction on Ridge Road for three weeks. The anticipated start date for construction is Monday, April 15. For any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact Sarah Hager City of Rockwall Engineering Division at shager@rockwall.com or call (972) 771-7746.

Reconstruction Project -
Summit Ridge / South Lakeshore

Rockwall, Texas – January 28, 2019 – A project to reconstruct South Lakeshore Drive / Summit Ridge Drive in Rockwall begins on Monday, February 4. This project will include the reconstruction or replacement of roadway, sidewalks, certain alleys, water lines, wastewater lines and storm drainage systems in the area. Please see map for overall project limits.

At times during the construction, sections of South Lakeshore and Summit Ridge will have to be closed, limiting access to only one-lane / one-way traffic. For ease of emergency access, the one-way direction will always be northbound on S. Lakeshore and westbound on Summit Ridge. Drivers are asked to please plan accordingly during the duration of the project.

The first phase of construction will begin on the alley between S. Lakeshore and Village Green Drive, as well as the alley between Summit Ridge and Glenn Avenue. Future information on trash collection and parking in these alleys will be made available closer to the start of alley construction. Weather permitting, the project is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2021.

Reconstruction Project - Highland Drive

Rockwall, Texas – November 20, 2018 – A project to reconstruct Highland Drive in Rockwall begins on Monday, December 3. This project is part of the 2018 street bond funding approved by voters in May. Phase one covers the portion of Highland Drive between Bedford Falls Lane and Driftwood Street.

The reconstruction project includes concrete curb and gutter, water and sanitary sewer line reconstruction and storm drainage adjustments. Phase 2 is currently in engineering design and covers the portion of Highland Drive from Driftwood Street to Valley Drive. The estimated completion date for the project is Summer 2019.

SH 276 Project Kicks Off

Rockwall, Texas – Work is kicking off on the reconstruction of SH 276 to FM 549 in Rockwall. The project will widen the roadway to a four-lane highway with a center median and sidewalks. SH 276 will be realigned between SH 205 and Wildrose Drive. Intersections will be constructed at Faircrest Drive and Graystone Drive and the Sh 276/SH 205 intersection will be relocated south to connect to Sids Road. The existing Sh276/Sh 205 intersection will remain but will not connect to the realigned SH 205. The project is estimated to be completed by the Spring of 2020.

Ed Bell Construction Company is the contractor on the $20.6 million project. Work is expected to complete in spring of 2020.

TxDOT Maintenance Work on FM 1141

Rockwall, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has informed the City of Rockwall that they have begun a maintenance project on FM 1141, from SH 66 to FM 552. As part of the project TxDOT will create two 11 foot lanes with a three foot shoulder in each direction. The project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2019.

 

 

 



Only Rain
Down The Drain

Do your part to help Keep Rockwall’s Waterway’s Clean!  Be on the lookout for pollutants that can damage our natural environment.  If you see any illicit/illegal discharges into our Inlets, Storm Sewers, Lakes, Creeks and Streams please report by calling (972) 772-6791.  Types of Illicit/illegal discharges:  Chlorinated backwash and draining associated with swimming pools, fertilizers, pesticides, lawn/landscape waste, household toxins, Industrial discharges, oil, anti-freeze, paint, cleaning fluids, sanitary sewer discharges, septic tank discharges, wash waters from commercial/industrial activities and washing machine discharges.

Current Area Lake Levels

Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Lavon

Mayor Jim Pruitt
Open Office Hours at
City Hall

Mayor Jim Pruitt has announced he will have open office hours each Monday from Noon to 4 P.M. at Rockwall City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street (one block south of the Downtown Square). more...

Rockwall City Council provides
an Open Forum at each meeting

Open Forum is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council so that it can hear specific concerns or general comments. 

The Mayor and Council welcome any citizen wishing to address the City Council during the Open Forum providing that no public hearing is scheduled for the topic and comments be limited to (3) three minutes. 

The City Council does not typically respond to citizen concerns or take action during the meeting as a result of comments offered during Open Forum.  If directed by Council, the appropriate action to address a citizen’s concerns will be initiated by a member of the City Manager’s staff during normal business hours.

NTMWD Consumer
Confidence Report

The latest North Texas Municipal Water District Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.  
NTMWD Consumer Cconfidence Report

Let's Tackle
Kitchen Grease!

Why Should I help?

  • Prevent grease buildups from blocking sewer lines.

  • Stop sewer overflows into streets and storm drains

  • Save money spent on costly cleanups of sewage spills.

  • Reduce the number of times you have to clean your
    grease trap (food services).

  • Protect the quality of our water.

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City of Rockwall gets
an "Excellent” Rating
for Transparency

The City of Rockwall received an excellent rating and ranked among the best in this area related to transparency in handling and responding to requests for public information. The City was one of 113 local agencies audited by The Dallas Morning News over a period of one year, a study in which the newspaper assessed how well state laws were followed regarding open access to information about how taxpayer money is spent and whether best practices were followed.

Rockwall...
It's Just Better Here

VIDEO from the Rockwall EDC showcasing Rockwall.  The "Epic" 8 minute version  will be premiered at the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Expo (NTCAR) at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas in front of about 1,500-2,000 commercial brokers, etc.  We have done this show for years and we are always asked where's Rockwall?  Well...we are showing them!  Please share Rockwall, It's just better here.
watch the video..

City of Rockwall Honored As
Preserve America Community

The City of Rockwall was recently honored with the designation as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. Preserve America is a federal initiative to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. more.

Emergency Alert and
Preparedness Program Details

Rockwall, Texas – Rockwall County Emergency Management is currently utilizing a communications service that allows us to send important, valuable safety information directly to residents using the latest technology. more...

City of Rockwall Performs Regular
Test of Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren

The City of Rockwall conducts regular tests on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. unless there is severe weather approaching or already in the DFW area.

For more information, please contact:
Joey Boyd
Director of Internal Operations
Phone: (972) 772-6408
Email