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Dallas County Public Works maintains service during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas County Public Works (DCPW) department has continued service as an essential department. Some staff members have continued their important work in the field while others have shifted to working remotely. “We have implemented social distancing practices and utilized technology to manage the risk to our partners and staff,” said Public Works Director Alberta Blair,

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Dallas County Public Works inspires family involvement

In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak when the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) became apparent, Lonna Schurrman, daughter of Dallas County Inspector Jimmy Vermillion, began making masks for family, friends and her father’s coworkers. Each of Schurrman’s masks include a personalized touch, and she modifies her mask designs (e.g., masks with loops, ties or elastic head bands) to

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Dallas County Public Works recommits to researching Dallas County’s past to inform its current and future projects

In 2016, Dallas County adopted a five-year administrative plan to govern its decision making in accordance with the County’s vision of becoming an operationally-model government entity, a healthy community, a proactive regional partner and a secure destination of choice. “One way Public Works serves the County is through its continued commitment to understanding and implementing useful lessons from Dallas County’s

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Veloway/SoPac Trail Phase 3 reaches construction milestone

East Dallas neighbors and community partners celebrated substantial completion of the Dallas Veloway/Southern Pacific Trail (SoPac Trail) Phase 3 this month. Representatives from a variety of local organizations attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on the project site, including Friends of the SoPac Trail, the White Rock Neighborhood Association, the White Rock Lake Task Force and Friends of Santa Fe Trail.     Located in the City of Dallas

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SoPac Trail Phase 4A reaches construction milestone

Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in honor of substantial completion of the construction for the Southern Pacific Trail (SoPac Trail) Phase 4A. Representatives from community organizations such as the Vickery Midtown Public Improvement District (VMPID) and Friends of the SoPac Trail attended the ceremony, and Dallas County Commissioners The Honorable Dr. Theresa Daniel (District 1) and The Honorable Mike Cantrell (District 2) delivered opening remarks.  SoPac Trail

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