The North Texas Tollway Authority will begin an improvements project on the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Harvest Hill Road and Interstate 35E in April 2017. The two-year project will include replacing the tollway’s center barrier and pavement. The work will occur within the cities of Dallas, University Park and Highland Park.
To minimize traffic impacts, the improvement work will be conducted during off peak hours at night and during some weekends. Some temporary lane and ramp closures may be needed.
Throughout the project, NTTA plans to keep you informed. We will do this through a variety of communications tools including e-newsletters, lane and ramp closure announcements, information posted on our website, NTTA.org, traffic advisories, social media posts and when needed, community meetings.
BELOW is an infographic about the DNT overlay and barrier project. Please feel free to share this information with others in the area who may need to know about this project. In advance, thank you for your assistance and understanding.
If you have any questions, please contact ProgressNTTA@NTTA.org or (972) 628-3134.
DNT Improvements Project Infographic With Information (PDF)
Plan to attend one or both of our no-cost seminars Saturday, February 18, at the Performance Hall (Building “E”) atMountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75211. Click here for directions and a list of nearby restaurants.
Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese will be the speaker at both sessions. Ms. Reese has more than 20 years experience designing, installing and maintaining landscapes in North Texas and is the owner of her own landscape design and consulting company – Beautiful Landscapes (BeautifulLandscapes.net). First-time seminar attendees at each session will receive a copy of Bonnie’s book, “Common-Sense Landscaping” (limit one per household). Attendees can also enter a drawing to win a bag of Green Sense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery & Nature Store (BeOrganic.com). There will be 3 drawings per session.
Water-Wise Landscape Design 101
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources – natural and financial!
Fantastic Plants for North Texas
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Using colorful photographs, Bonnie demonstrates the natural beauty of native and adapted plants that thrive in the North Texas region. Learn when, where and how to plant each of the recommended plants, their size and height at maturity, seasonal color, texture and more. This program provides information on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers and turf grasses.
Making a Reservation
Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling (214) 670-3155. Let us know which seminar(s) you would like to attend, and how many will be attending in your group.
Seminars sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities Conservation and Mountain View College.
Jan. 9, 2017 -Julie Ryan
Dallas launched its new Urban Forestry Division Jan. 1, joining Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, all cities with professionally staffed forestry programs or departments.
Until now, Dallas had one urban forester for the entire city, and a few arborists who work solely to ensure developers comply with the city’s tree ordinance. The new forestry division starts with a half million dollar budget and a staff of three to five people, says Larry Hochberg, chairman of the city’s Urban Forestry Advisory Committee. UFAC developed the original proposal and advocated for it at City Hall.
“It’s pretty phenomenal, given the city’s budget constraints,” says Hochberg. “Over five years we’ll scale up to comparable size with other cities.”
Last May, the Committee proposed a 20-person, $2.1 million department within the Park and Recreation Department. By the deciding November City Council budget hearing, the plan was revised to a phaseable start-up, in view of the city’s funding shortfall. Houston, Fort Worth and Austin spend from $1.4 to $12.5 million annually to care for city trees, with staffs of up to 30. All but Houston’s are part of their Park and Recreation departments.
The Urban Forestry Division is responsible for overseeing and maintaining all city trees on public rights-of-way. This includes identifying planting sites, assessing tree health and teaching citizens and staff about tree maintenance and best planting and care methods.
Read the rest of this story on GreenSourceDFW.
DALLAS WATER UTILITIES PRESENTS:
LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 | 9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.
TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS AT FAIR PARK
3601 MARTIN L. KING JR. BOULEVARD – DALLAS 75210
Come and learn ways you can maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering. Discover the most effective and earth-friendly way to care for your lawn at the Texas Discovery Gardens Grand Hall in Fair Park (3601 Martin L. King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75210).
Free parking is available through Gate 6 of Fair Park (off of Robert B. Cullum Boulevard).
Patrick Dickinson, a horticulturalist with the Urban Water Program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas, will teach you how to care for your lawn like an expert. Subjects covered will include basic care for your lawn, common turf problems, how to water most efficiently and much more.
Make a reservation
Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling us at (214) 670-3155.
Workshop sponsored by City of Dallas Water Conservation, Texas Discovery Gardens and Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Water University.
Barbara Allen sent us these screenshots of crime activity. They are Crime within a 5 Mile Radius of her house in 75230.
You can check up on crime at any time on the Online Crime Alerts page. Just click here to go there directly.
Here is a list of the types of crimes listed in the above map.
Of course if you see a crime, please report it to 911 immediately.
And please make sure to keep our neighborhood crime watch alerted by emailing the team captain Hal at email@example.com.
We are a relatively safe community and we can only continue that way when all of us pitch in to keep an eye out.
UFAC meeting this month
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6 P.M.
at Meadows Conference Center
(aka Center for Community Cooperation)
Address: 2900 Live Oak St. Dallas, Texas 75204
Our AGENDA will be:
- Introduction of Guests
- Report on status on any community planting projects
- Two Thousand (2,000) South Dallas parkway planting project sponsored by the Mayor’s Office – Ryan Behring
- Report concerning newly established City of Dallas Urban Forestry Department – Larry Hochberg
- Report on Amendment of the Landscape Ordinance being considered for adoption by ZOC, first of several reviewing bodies prior to consideration by the City Council – Steve Houser
- Treasurer’s Report
- Committee and Project Reports
- Website-update – Stan Aten
- Old or New Business
Larry Hochberg, Chairperson
City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee (UFAC)
3710 Rawlins Street, Ste.950 Dallas, TX 75219
- p) 214-884-4801
- f) 214-615-7926
- e) firstname.lastname@example.org