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Street Repair

Mission Statement

To provide sufficient maintenance and improvements of pavements, curb & gutter, and traffic signs & markings to ensure that high quality improvements are available and are highly functional for the residents of Harker Heights. To provide structurally sound riding surfaces on streets, and to provide that all streets in the City of Harker Heights have hard surface pavement.

To provide sufficient maintenance and improvements of pavements, curb & gutter, and traffic signs & markings to ensure that high quality improvements are available and are highly functional for the residents of Harker Heights. To provide structurally sound riding surfaces on streets, and to provide that all streets in the City of Harker Heights have hard surface pavement.

Maintenance & Repairs

 Your City crews currently make minor repairs to City streets such as asphalting potholes, replacing curb & gutter, repairing utility cuts, and blading non-hard-surface streets. 

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Call (254) 953-5649
After Hours Emergency call (254) 319-4996
All major projects must be contracted out.

In 1995, the City completed a street inventory program identifying streets by type, length, and width, and from this information, developed a street maintenance program. As a result of this, the City began annual seal coat and reconstruction improvements in 1996. The current schedule calls for the streets of Harker Heights to go through a maintenance cycle approximately every eight (8) years. The 2010 Street Improvement Program includes Pontotoc Trace, Ute Trace, Dakota Trace and Modoc Drive.

Some of the City's objectives where Street Repair & Maintenance is concerned are:
  • Maintain existing road surfaces as efficiently as possible.
  • Look for ways to increase the current level of service.
  • Continue the annual maintenance program.
  • Provide hard-surface roads for all citizens.
  • Construct gateways, or "entrances", to the City.

Some of the measures that will be taken by City staff to see that these objectives are reached are:

  • Maintain an annual budget that allows for a continuing street maintenance program.
  • Enforce current subdivision ordinances requiring developers to install streets properly, supported by the testing of each street installed.
  • Inspect new streets to ensure compliance with our subdivision ordinances.

Will the Street Department assist you with?

Street Light Maintenance

 No.The City of Harker Heights does not maintain City street lights. These are maintained by Oncor. You may call the Public Works Department at 953-5649, and we will be happy to contact them for you. The process to request an additional street light, however, is started in the Public Works Department. We will ask you to fill out a short application, which will then be routed to the Street Field Supervisor and the Harker Heights Police Department for recommendations. Once those recommendations have been returned, the Public Works Director will make a final decision. If approved, we will take care of the necessary paperwork to order the installation of a new street light from Oncor.

Tree trimming

No. The City has, in the past, assisted residents with tree trimming when the trees needing to be trimmed grew in the City's right-of-way; however, we no longer offer this service. The City will only trim trees and/or vegetation when it presents an immediate traffic hazard. Otherwise, it is the resident's responsibility to make arrangements to have trees trimmed.

Installing culverts or "tin horns" for my driveway

Yes, for a fee. The resident is responsible for purchasing the horn and having it delivered to the site. Once delivered, the City, for a fee of $150.00, will install the horn. This fee includes 10-12 yards of base material and the labor. If additional base is needed for the job, there will be an additional charge of $6.00 per yard. Please contact the City for quotes on multiple installations.

The resident may also do the work themselves or through the services of a contractor. This will require that the resident obtain a permit from the Building Department located in the Municipal Building. Before the permit is issued, the resident will be contacted by the Street Field Supervisor to discuss the proper size and specifications for your horn. Once the permit has been issued, the work may commence. The work must be inspected once the horn has been installed (prior to backfilling) and again after backfilling.

For additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (254) 953-5649.