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 FY 2022 Work Program was approved by the Public Works Council in August 2021.

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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

The Public Works Council voted to have Regional Public Works Program Cost-Share invoices mailed to every community in the region so that they have the opportunity to participate in the program. These are mailed out on October 1st every year. 

Public Works Training Opportunities

Annual Public Works Roundup

Every year in late spring, the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Public Works Council (PWC) hosts an Annual Public Works Roundup. The Roundup annually brings together over 100 Public Works Professionals from around our region to communicate and coordinate on regional public works issues. Learn More >

Information and presentations from previous Public Works Roundups:


Construction Contracts Training

Starting in 2018, NCTCOG hosts an annual Construction Contracts Training. The administration of a construction contract can be one of the most important aspects of public infrastructure management.  This 4-hour course will cover how to effectively utilize construction contract documents,  avoid common pitfalls, and build successful relationships with contractors so that your project will turn out to be a success.  Even with detailed designs and intensive planning, unforeseen circumstances may arise in any construction project.  By understanding the structure of contract documents and how to avoid common pitfalls, you will be able to effectively keep your project moving and build a successful relationship with your contractor. This course will help you to develop a better understanding of construction contract administration and help prepare you to handle issues that arise during a construction project.


Construction 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 Public Works Construction Standards, North Central Texas, Fifth Edition is now available for purchase. 
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Get the Construction 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) program.

  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.  Visit for more information.