Streets & Traffic
The Public Works Department provides a quality environment for the City of Seabrook and ensures that the city’s parks, roadways and streets are safe, clean and attractive while also providing a quality water and sewer system to residents and businesses.
Residential Traffic Management Plan
This policy establishes consistent procedures for addressing the traffic-related issues that may occasionally arise along roadways within or nearby residential areas in the city. Neighborhood traffic issues specifically addressed in this policy include the following:
- No Parking Zone Implementation Requests
- Resident Only Restricted Parking Requests
- Cut Through Traffic Mitigation Requests
- Pedestrian Treatment Requests
- School Zone Safety Requests
- Speed Control Requests
- Intersection Control Requests (Multi-way Stops, Traffic Signals, and Roundabouts)
- Other Advisory or Advanced Warning Sign Requests
- Other Public Safety and Traffic Issue Requests
Other neighborhood traffic issues not specifically addressed in this policy may be presented to staff for review by any citizen, business, or group. The Seabrook Public Works-Streets Department staff will work with those parties to review their situation and formulate an appropriate response as necessary.
Speed Watch Program
Speeding drivers on neighborhood streets is one of the most common complaints received by the Seabrook Police Department and the Street Department in Public Works. Neighborhood Speed Watch is a three-part program designed to address the concerns of our community. The program is a partnership between the Seabrook Police Department and our citizens and is initiated by citizens concerned about speeding vehicles in their neighborhood. Learn More...
While Public Works maintains several streets within the City of Seabrook, they are limited to maintaining city streets only. Several streets within the city belong to either Harris County or the State of Texas and some are even private property. It is not the City of Seabrook jurisdiction to fix problems on these streets, however, when problems are reported the city does pass the message along to the proper agency.
Seabrook Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a publicly-owned conveyance or system of conveyances (including but not limited to streets, ditches, catch basins, curbs, gutters, and storm drains) that is designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater and that discharges to surface waters of the State.
Decorative Street Sign Program
This policy establishes procedures for Homeowner’s Associations and Neighborhood Associations to upgrade standard City traffic poles to more attractive decorative poles to create a unique neighborhood character and identity. HOA neighborhoods must work with the association and gain approval for installation. Neighborhoods without an HOA must have approval from at least 51% of the residents that live within the sign upgrade installation boundaries.
Stormwater runoff may contain pollutants such as sediments, nutrients, bacteria and petroleum products. The runoff generally enters our storm drain system through storm drain inlets and is released, untreated, into a nearby creek. Sometimes, the runoff may travel into a water quality pond, rain garden or other stormwater treatment facility before being released into a waterway.
The City is required to have a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES). The MS4 Permit regulates discharges from Seabrook’s storm drain system. The City is required to comply with the conditions of our permit and report on the permit activities annually.
Storm Water Management Plan
The City developed a Storm Water Management Plan for compliance with the MS4 permit. The plan describes steps that the City takes to protect water quality and reduce pollutants to the “maximum extent practicable.” It satisfies the appropriate requirements of the Clean Water Act and meets state requirements to use all known, available and reasonable methods to prevent and control pollution to waters of the state. The plan contains six mandated elements:
- Public Education, Outreach, and Involvement
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
- Post Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
- Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
- Industrial Stormwater Sources
To view the City’s plan please click on the links:
For educational information please go to Clean Water Clear Choice.
For Seabrook pollution concerns or complaints, please contact Streets & Drainage Superintendent, Joe Capetillo
Texas State Highway 146 and NASA Parkway are state owned streets and are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). THE CITY OF SEABROOK DOES NOT CONTROL THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON THESE ROADWAYS.
To report light signal problems, potholes, traffic concerns and any other issue please contact TxDOT directly by calling (713) 802-5000.
For more information about the TxDOT Houston District visit them online here.
Harris County owns and maintains Todville, Repsdorph (including the traffic circle), and Red Bluff. Concerns and problems on these street can be reported directly to Harris County by calling (713) 881-3210 or you may fill out an online form at Harris County, TX website..