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The City of University Park maintains approximately 88 miles of water mains and 63 miles of sanitary sewer mains. The original infrastructure was installed between 1925 and 1950. In 1989, the City began a capital replacement program to replace about 1 mile each of water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and associated pavement. This program is referred to as the Mile-per-Year (MPY) program. The life expectancy of the replacement mains is 80 – 100 years.
Historically, these replacements have been designed and bid for private contractors to perform the work. More recently, due to budget and customer service considerations, the city has explored bringing this program in-house with city crews completing work. The city is currently on year two of a three-year phased transition to the in-house model.
This program replaces sidewalk sections that are damaged and / or pose a safety risk. This is an annual project and is eligible for reimbursement via the DART TRIP program. The next sidewalk replacement project is scheduled to begin in spring 2020.
This project involves the replacement of water, sanitary sewer, and storm water in and around Snider Plaza as well as additional improvements such as landscaping and potential parking enhancements. In late 2018, the City contracted with Pacheco Koch for utility design. This design work is currently at about 30% completion. In November 2019, the City awarded contracts to Space Between Design Studio and the Catalyst Group to develop landscape plans that build on concepts from the 2008 Snider Plaza Master Plan.
The 30" sanitary sewer trunk line, shared by University Park and Highland Park, was inspected in 2018 and found to be, in many areas, in poor condition. The line has been in service for more than 80 years and is in need of replacement. The project includes replacement of more than 2 miles of sewer main from the Shenandoah / Binkley alley to Newton Avenue (where the sewer main enters Dallas). Half of all project costs will be funded by the Town of Highland Park.