|For Traffic/Construction News, Go to our Traffic / Construction Page
Questions or Comments? Contact Lauri Dodd by email or phone (972) 772-6559
Be Informed and Prepared
Rockwall, Texas –April 16, 2019 – Have you subscribed for the Nixle app yet? Nixle is an extremely helpful emergency notification system that provides advanced warning, which is especially beneficial when severe weather comes around. With severe weather in the forecast this week, it’s a good time to discuss safety measures residents can take to stay alert and prepared.
City of Rockwall Offices Closed
Rockwall, Texas –April 15, 2019 – City of Rockwall offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. Republic Services will perform their garbage and recycling collection schedule as normal.
Construction Set to Begin
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 email@example.com or call (972) 771-7746.
City of Rockwall Goes Blue for Kids
Rockwall, Texas –April 11, 2019 – Have you noticed Rockwall City Hall and the Police Department among the buildings around town basked in blue light? The Rockwall City Council voted to recognize the Children’s Advocacy Center’s (CAC) Go Blue for Kids campaign. The Council also proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, as a way to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect throughout Rockwall County.
Rockwall Recognized for
Rockwall, Texas –April 3, 2019 – The City of Rockwall Water Department has been recognized for the superior water they provide for residents. At their regular meeting this week, the Rockwall City Council issued a proclamation to honor the department for their excellence. Every three years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) conducts an in-depth inspection of our city’s local water system. During this year’s evaluation, the TCEQ recognized once again that the processes and procedures utilized to deliver water to Rockwall residents exceeds their testing standards.
Since 2007, the City has maintained a “superior” water rating from the TCEQ. The agency performs an inspection of the system checking 27 items, including facilities, maintenance, recordkeeping and many other criteria. The TCEQ found no violations in their most recent evaluation of Rockwall’s water system. During the evaluation, the TCEQ inspector commented that, “Rockwall has one of the best nitrification plans I’ve ever seen,” and, “I wish every system maintained records as well as Rockwall does.”
The City Council honored the City of Rockwall Water Department employees for their ongoing efforts to benefit the health and wellbeing of residents, by declaring April 1 as Rockwall’s Public Water System Celebration Day. “With the volumes of regulations applicable to public water systems, the accomplishments of the City of Rockwall’s Water department are commendable,” said Mayor Jim Pruitt. “I encourage all citizens to applaud the department’s employees who consistently work to ensure the highest water quality for our community.”
Reconstruction Project -
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.
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.
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.
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 Mayor Jim Pruitt
Open Office Hours at
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 latest North Texas Municipal Water District Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.
A group of enthusiastic citizens are using social media to recruit a Trader Joe’s to come to Rockwall.
Why Should I help?
Charter Communications has informed the City of Rockwall that its channel lineup is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers. Charter recently increased their total high-definition lineup, boosted the video on demand offering, and increased broadband speeds following a move to an All-Digital platform. more...
City of Rockwall gets
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.
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.
City of Rockwall Honored As
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
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
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:
City of Rockwall
Known for its vibrant landscapes and rich history, the City of Rockwall has become a hub for activity in recent years. Rockwall was once a small, primarily residential, scenic city by the lake. Now, with more than 41,000 residents, Rockwall is a growing community that offers dynamic business opportunities and an extraordinary quality of life for its residents.