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Public Works Program

Every year, NCTCOG's Public Works program is updated and paid for cooperatively by cities and counties across North Central Texas. The FY2018 Public Works Program (PDF) was approved by the Public Works Council in August 2017.

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The Public Works Council (PWC), initially established as the Public Works Advisory Committee in 1984, provides expertise and support to the Executive Board and staff on a wide range of local public works issues. For example, the PWC provides continuing advice regarding the Public Works Construction Standards - North Central Texas, as well as such issues as managing right-of-way, comprehensive and consistent storm water management through iSWM, and regional pavement design guidance, as well as identified subregional issues.

Program Participation

We are now accepting Cost Share Commitment Response Forms electronically.

        Access FY2018 Public Works Program Commitment Response Forms

Public Works Training Calendar

We have compiled a list of public works related training opportunities in the region so there is one central location for this information.

   View the Training Events Calendar

North Texas SHARE Program - Pavement Analysis Services

The Pavement Analysis Services program allows participating entities to choose from any of four highly qualified vendors to contract for pavement analysis services.

Previously, if a municipality wanted to analyze the pavement in their community, they had to procure for vendors individually. Due to the nature of these services, a high equipment mobilization fee would be included in the vendor's fees. NCTCOG SHARE has completed the competitive procurement on a regional level and due to the expected number of users, vendors' fees will be lower as the equipment will be continually mobilized in our region. Pavement analysis services are also more cost efficient at a bulk level, which will lower costs for smaller cities by participating in a regional program.

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Annual Public Works Roundup

19th Annual Public Works Roundup Flyer The North Central Texas Council of Governments' Public Works Council (PWC) is hosting the 19th Annual Public Works Roundup on May 23rd, 2018 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine. The Roundup annually brings together over 100 Public Works Professionals from around our region to communicate and coordinate on regional public works issues.

This year’s Roundup presentations include topics like site design best practices, master drainage planning, traffic flows, and more.
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Information and presentations from previous Public Works Roundups:

APWA Webinar on Sustainability

Click here [PDF] to view the APWA Webinar PowerPoint presentation "Sustainability 3: Green Transportation and Smart Growth" held at NCTCOG on January 15, 2009.

5th Edition Construction Standards CoverConstruction Standards

Management of public works facilities is a very important component of the responsibilities of cities, counties, and special districts across North Central Texas. The quality of the region’s infrastructure (its roads, water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage systems) has always been a high priority and a source of pride for its communities. The Public Works Council created the Public Works Construction Standards to guide infrastructure development in North Central Texas.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Public Works Council have completed an update to the current version of the Public Works Construction Standards – North Central Texas, 2004 Version. The Public Works Construction Standards, North Central Texas, Fifth Edition is now available for purchase. If you are interested in participating in future updates by volunteering on one of the Construction Standards Review Groups, please contact Kate Powers, at 817-695-9213, or by email at

Get the Contstruction Standards

Sustainable Public Rights of Way

SPROW LogoThe Sustainable Public Rights of Way Program provides public works professionals with resources and suggestions to create safe and context sensitive rights of way for all users and needs. The goals of the program are to compile best practices for sustainable public rights of way, review real examples of best practices within the region and hold workshop(s) in order to educate on and discuss best practices for sustainable public rights of way.

Please visit The Roadmap to a Sustainable Public Right of Way document that is intended to be a resource to both public officials and private developers to improve the sustainability of their projects constructed within the public rights-of-way.


integrated Stormwater Management

Development and redevelopment by their nature increase the amount of imperviousness in our surrounding environment. This increased imperviousness translates into loss of natural areas, more sources for pollution in runoff, and heightened flooding risks. To help mitigate these impacts, more than 60 local governments are cooperating to proactively create sound stormwater management guidance for the region through the integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM) project.

Hydrologic Hazards

Hydrologic hazard technical assistance through cooperating technical partnership and NFIP training and outreach.
In 2004 NCTCOG conducted a detailed multi-hazard risk assessment process known as HazMAP that identified hydrological hazards that this region will likely face over the next 30 years. As a result of the HazMAP findings, NCTCOG developed multi-jurisdictional strategies guided by a Regional Hydrologic Hazard Mitigation Coordinatting Council. More information.

NCTCOG Environment and Development Staff Contacts

Kate Powers, Environment & Development Planner, (817) 695-9213

Kathleen Myers, Environment & Development Planner, (817) 695-9107

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