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January 2022 UPdate.

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Bike thief caught on camera. Have you seen this suspect or stolen truck?

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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City buildings - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday hours.

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Oncor Tree Trimming - various UP neighborhoods.

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The status of various infrastructure improvement projects.

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Wednesday, January 19 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, January 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time @ UPPL.

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Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. - UP & Coming Author Series at UP Public Library.

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Friday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Saturday, January 22 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.

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Wednesday, January 26 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Status of various infrastructure improvement projects

January 5, 2022

The first phase of several planned improvements in Snider Plaza is well underway. With over 7,500 feet of water and 4,500 feet of wastewater lines that are nearly 100 years old, the $6.5 million project addresses all water and sewer needs in the area for the foreseeable future. The project was originally estimated to take 16 to 18 months to complete, but the City’s contractor (SYB Construction) has been able to reduce the project’s duration by seven months. As you can see in the map to the right, the sections in green have already been completed while the red are either in progress or not yet complete. Based on estimates from the contractor and City staff, all work in the area could be complete late this spring. The City is already working on the next phase of improvements, which includes paving for streets and sidewalks, landscape amenities, lighting, and fountain improvements. Final design and bidding for this upcoming phase will be a major point of emphasis for the City in 2022. 
 
Residents who live near Caruth Park have seen extensive construction to address the City‘s capacity for stormwater drainage. In 2020, the City completed the installation of a 3.5 million-gallon underground detention structure in Caruth Park. To optimize this new facility, the next phase of improvements called for increased capacity of the stormwater pipes that feed into and out of that facility. Where a single 60-inch pipe in Southwestern previously provided drainage for the area, two underground box culverts measuring 15 feet wide and 8 feet deep now provide drainage. Similarly, where a single 60-inch pipe provided drainage for Hillcrest two box culverts measuring 20 feet wide by 6 feet deep have been installed. As motorists know, this work has included extensive road closures of both Hillcrest and Southwestern. The original schedule for this $9 million project called for completion in October of 2022. SYB Construction now believes the project could be completed by April.