News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2019

The Challenge Migratory Birds Pose for Irving Residents

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Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the United States and Canada, and this springtime event can impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Nesting birds – herons, egrets and other nesting water birds &n...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2019

AquaStars Swim Program Schedule Available

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The City of Irving’s AquaStars program allows children with special needs, along with their families and guardians, to safely enjoy access to a premier city swimming facility. The program is custom-designed for children with special needs ages 1...

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News Flash

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Residents Invited to Town Hall Meeting

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Join the City of Irving for a Town Hall Meeting to learn about ongoing and future city projects and initiatives. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 28 at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

NTTBF Call For Volunteers

Volunteers help make the North Texas Teen Book Festival a success.

Preparations for the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) are underway for a full-day literary celebration featuring authors, illustrators and social media celebrities. Event planners are looking to the community for help. Organizers need volunteers to ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Irving Police Looking for Best and Brightest

Irving Police recruiting staff at a job fair.

Interested in becoming an Irving police officer or an emergency dispatcher? Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey says now is an exciting time to join the force.

Citing a terrific team of more than 500 people, Spivey explained that the city has experienced treme...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Temporary Sign Display Time Changes

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The Code Enforcement Department would like residents to know that the times on when temporary signs can be displayed in the city’s right-of-ways has changed.

Previously residents could display temporary signs from noon Friday to noon Monday. Now they can b...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

North Texas Teen Book Festival Brings the Lit March 23

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A-list authors, YouTubers and cartoonists meet with eager readers in Irving.

Created in Irving just five years ago, the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) has become the leading library-run event for readers of teen fiction in the United States.&nb...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Texas Trash-Off

Volunteers and organizers at the 2018 Trash-Off stand with event banner.

Join good Samaritans across the state in making Texas the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Keep Irving Beautiful invites all residents, bus...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Senter Park Recreation Center Renovations

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Renovations are underway at Irving’s oldest recreation center. A new weight room, lobby/office area, and classrooms are among the upgrades. Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are paying for the project.

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Weekend DART Rail Replacement Coming to Downtown Dallas

The DART Rail Orange Line pulls into the Irving Convention Center station.

Buses will replace trains in Downtown Dallas on weekends starting March 30 when DART begins replacing rail along the Transitway Mall. The weekend construction will continue into September.

Work will impact the Orange Line between Victory and LBJ/Central St...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

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The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power outages, crime alert...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Free Landfill Access April 6-7

City of Irving Hunter Ferrell Landfill Administration Building

Residents hauling debris from their homes can take advantage of special no charge disposal days from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 6-7 at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell Road. No commercial waste, tires or roofing will be allowed in this ex...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: March 3, 2019

Millennium Fountain Building Installed

A small building that houses pumps and controls is put into place at Irving's Millennium Fountain

A small building that houses pumps and controls is now in place at Irving's Millennium Fountain. It's the latest addition in the ongoing renovation project at the fountain. 

Watch this clip from ICTN's "City Source" to find out what else...

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City of Irving News

News Flash

Posted on: December 28, 2018

Share Tank Connects Irving Nonprofits with Local Business Leaders

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Irving business leaders awarded $38,000 to 17 nonprofits at a ceremony Dec. 14, for this year’s Share Tank program. The philanthropic grassroots education program matches businesses that want to improve the community with nonprofits that adminis...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Main Street Plaza Project Construction Begins

Architectural rendering of the Main Street Plaza, showing the interior path and seating.

Imagine an open air, paved plaza showcasing art exhibits in the heart of Irving’s downtown Heritage District. Once completed, the public plaza will bring new life to downtown Irving, highlighting its history while welcoming a new era.

The propose...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

New APT Station Construction in Las Colinas

A car on the move on the Las Colinas Area Personal Transit System (APT) in Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," see how the construction of a new station for the Las Colinas Area Personal Transit (APT) is leading to a temporary closure of the system. Service is expected to resume in April.

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Economic Development News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

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Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

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Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving. Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a s...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

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The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

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Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Economic Development News

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

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The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Keep Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

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If the power goes out as the result of a storm, it might be a few hours or a few days before power is restored. One of the most important safety issues when the power goes out is how to handle refrigerated food. In the event of a power outage, residents a...

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Emergency Management Updates
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Prepare Your Vehicle for Extreme Weather

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North Texas can experience extreme weather events without warning. It’s important to prepare vehicles for ice, sleet, snow and heavy rain that often occur from December to March.

  • Install good winter tires. Ensure each tire has enough tread.
  • Keep t...
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Emergency Management Updates

News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spring Cleaning Safety

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***According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are about 31 million emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in the U.S. These injuries result in over 130,000 deaths per year -- many resulting from the kinds of activities c...

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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Construction Plans Heat Up on Fire Station No. 4

Architectural rendering of new Fire Station No. 4.

The Irving Fire Department is getting closer to breaking ground on the new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Fire Station No. 4. The city is in the process of looking for a contractor, and construction is expected to begin in May.

The station w...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Outdoor Sports Safety

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***According to Safe Kids USA, each year, 2.6 million children ages 19 and under receive medical treatment for sports and recreation injuries.***

Please keep these safety tips in mind to keep children safe when playing a sport or participating in any type ...

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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Don't Die of Doubt

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Calling 911 at the first sign of a heart attack could save a life by reducing time to treatment. The Irving Fire Department in partnership with the American Heart Association (Southwest) want to spread the word about the need to call 911 immediately at th...

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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Fire Extinguishers

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The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to have and know how to use FIRE EXTINGUISHERS at home and at your business.

Please remember to only use a fire extinguisher when:

  • The fire is confined to a small area
  • The fire is not growing
  • Everyone has exited the b...
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Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: February 1, 2019

What is CPR?

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According to the American Heart Association, in one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. That is why the Irving Fire Department wants everyone to know what C...

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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Winter Slips and Falls

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Be careful when stepping outside your home and consider the following tips to eliminate or minimize the hazards of SLIPS and/or FALLS when there is ice or snow:

  • Wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice. Avoid high heels and shoes without t...
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Fire - Safety Tip

News Flash

Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – 2019 State of the City: Building for the Future

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Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer and WFAA Anchor John McCaa discussing the vibrant growth and myriad successes Irving-Las Colinas experienced in 2018.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 3 p.m., Thursday at 9:30 p.m., Friday...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – Open Line: Police Update

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Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey joins Starlene Stringer for an update on IPD programs and services.  The chief also discusses new initiatives, technology and the many ways community policing is building a safer, more secure community.

Sunday at 6:...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 2 – City Council Meeting – Live

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Follow the City Council as they make decisions that impact residents. Thursday at 7 p.m.

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – About Towne

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We’ll have a preview of MainStage Irving/Las Colinas’ “Night of the Iguana,” and we’ll have highlights from the 2019 Imagine You Conference. We’ll check out award winning printmaker Carolyn Muska...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 2 – City Council Work Session – Live

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View live coverage of the City Council Work Session to stay up to date on what’s happening in the city. Wednesday at 1 p.m.

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 2 – Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting – LIVE

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Catch live coverage of the decisions the Planning and Zoning Commission make, and see how it impacts you. Monday at 7 p.m.

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – GOW: HS Softball – MacArthur vs Irving

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The Lady Tigers will host the Lady Cardinals in a District 6-6-A softball match-up

Sunday at 8 p.m., Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at noon, and Saturday at 1 p.m.

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – Irving Police Awards Banquet

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The department honored their finest during the 23rd annual Police Awards banquet held at the Irving Las Colinas Convention Center.

Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Monday at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 6 p.m....

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: March 16, 2019

ICTN 1 – City Source

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Improvements are underway at Senter Park Recreation Center. See some of the construction, and find out when it will reopen. Also, residents are learning about urban wildlife at a special program. Those stories, plus meet the newest Irving Police K9, on &a...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 1, 2017

ICTN 3 - Replay of Past Shows

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If you missed them when they first aired, here are replays of recent past shows.
Watch ICTN 3:
•Spectrum Communications Channel 96
•Frontier Channel 32

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 1, 2017

ICTN 2 - Channel Guide

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Starting October 1, 2017 on ICTN 2: Live meetings will air on the time slot blocked as they always have been. Repeat meetings will now run on a loop due to variations of time length. You can also view on ICTN on Demand and choose when you want to watch. G...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 16
  • Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Chan...
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ICTN Sneak Previews

News Flash

Posted on: March 13, 2019

New Playground Opens at A.S. Johnston Elementary

Children play on the new A.S. Johnson playground's ground surface.

A.S. Johnston Elementary School has a brand new playground, and students had a role in the design process. While classes are not in session, the playground is open to all residents through a partnership between the City of Irving and the Irving Independen...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Senter Park Recreation Center Renovations

Workers position a ladder at Senter Park Recreation Center to access the new HVAC system and ductwor

Renovations are underway at Irving’s oldest recreation center. A new weight room, lobby/office area, and classrooms are among the upgrades. Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are paying for the project.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

How Water Utilities Department Moves Its Supply From East Texas Reservoir to Irving Faucets

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For the past 16 years, Irving has pumped water roughly 80 miles from Jim Chapman (Cooper) Lake to Lewisville Lake.

The City of Irving has carved its own path toward water independence through decades of planning, study and construction.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Construction Plans Heat Up on Fire Station No. 4

Architectural rendering of new Fire Station No. 4.

The Irving Fire Department is getting closer to breaking ground on the new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Fire Station No. 4. The city is in the process of looking for a contractor, and construction is expected to begin in May.

The station w...

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Learn more about Fire Station No. 4 Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Millennium Fountain Building Installed

A small building that houses pumps and controls is put into place at Irving's Millennium Fountain

A small building that houses pumps and controls is now in place at Irving's Millennium Fountain. It's the latest addition in the ongoing renovation project at the fountain. 

Watch this clip from ICTN's "City Source" to find out what else...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Signature Bridge, Millennium Fountain Updates

Workers pour concrete for the new Irving Signature Bridge.

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," get an update on the construction of the new signature bridge at the former stadium site. Also, see what is ahead for Irving's Millennium Fountain.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 1, 2019

City Moves Forward With Irving Archives and Museum Construction

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When the City of Irving opens the doors to the Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) in 2019, the goal is simple: for residents to see themselves represented in the new community museum.

Construction began in January on the $2.8 million project, which has been ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Crews Repair Major Water Main Failure

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On Jan. 6, a 4-inch water pipe separated from an 18-inch water main at Belt Line Road and Walnut Hill Lane, causing a major water line break. The failure also blew apart a manhole nearby. There was a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to maintain...

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Main Street Plaza Project Construction Begins

Architectural rendering of the Main Street Plaza, showing the interior path and seating.

Imagine an open air, paved plaza showcasing art exhibits in the heart of Irving’s downtown Heritage District. Once completed, the public plaza will bring new life to downtown Irving, highlighting its history while welcoming a new era.

The proposed plan inc...

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View more images of the proposed plaza Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2019

Senter Park Rec Center Renovations Run Through Mid-2019

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Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter St., will move to a modified schedule on Jan. 7 to complete a renovation project. The renovation work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2019, weather permitting.

The Senter Park Recreation Center will be no...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Millennium Fountain Renovations Run Through Mid-2019

Aerial view of Millennium Park in Irving, Texas.

Renovations begin Dec. 3 on Millennium Park, 201 Sowers Road, to upgrade the fountain's lighting and infrastructure. The project requires extensive demolition work to the fountain and relocation of pumps to a new pump building. The park will be closed thr...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 1, 2018

City Makes Emergency Repairs on Brockbank Channel after Heavy Fall Rain Storms

Damage to the Brockbank Channel structure from heavy rains in late September 2018.

Fall brought an unprecedented amount of rain across North Texas. But with the cooler temperatures and much needed moisture, excessive water runoff caused damage across the region, including Irving’s Brockbank Channel.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 7, 2018

TEXpress Lanes Open as Midtown Express Marks Substantial Completion

The new TEXpress managed toll express lanes on State Highway 183 are now open through Irving.

Nearly $850 million in improvements are complete on the Midtown Express, which includes State Highways 183 and 114, along with Loop 12. 

Watch to see some of the features, and find out about the work still ahead.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: October 29, 2018

New Playground Opens at Lively Elementary

Officials and children cut the ribbon and officially open the new playground at Lively Elementa

The City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District joined together to celebrate a new playground at Lively Elementary School, 1800 Plymouth Drive. City of Irving bond funds paid for the construction of the playground, which is open to neighborh...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Traffic Signals, School Zone Indicators Aims at Improving Safety

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The City of Irving is committed to keeping students and drivers safe on the roads and through school zones.  

Beginning in 2017, the Irving Traffic and Transportation Department’s Traffic Signal Division started a major program to replac...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Another Banner Year for Irving Development

The Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel, under construction, is scheduled to open December 2018.

Nearly $3 billion in three years! That is the whopping permitting valuation total issued since 2015.

What is permitting valuation?

Before developers break ground, the city requires they file a permit and list the project’s value. The city monitors all permi...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Station #4 Design Unveiled

Architectural rendering of the proposed new Fire Station #4 in Irving, Texas.

Irving's Capital Improvement Program and Fire departments joined with representatives from architecture firm Komatsu for a public meeting at Lee Park Recreation Center to share the designs for the new Fire Station #4. Watch to see some of the station's fe...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 1, 2018

Construction Continues on Drainage Improvement Projects in the Delaware Creek Basin

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The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will begin construction on the second half of its planned drainage channel improvements in the Delaware Creek Basin by fall 2018.

Irving is booming with commercial and residential development and road co...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Heritage Aquatic Center Renovations Complete

Patrons take in a water aerobics class at the recently remodeled Heritage Aquatic Center, Irving, TX

Irving's Heritage Aquatic Center reopened after crews completed renovations. All of the center's classes and programs are now back on their regular schedules. 

Watch the video to see some of the improvements, and see how people benefit from this a...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

City Approves Playground Construction at Johnston, Lively Elementary Schools

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The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will install new replacement playgrounds at Johnston and Lively elementary schools. 

While the playgrounds are on school property, they serve the students during the school day and area resident...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Campion Trail Expansion Update

Runners along North Campion Trail in Irving, Texas.

Irving's Campion Trail is the focus of a lot of work and planning. A connection to Coppell's trail system is just months away from opening. In the longer term, leaders also are looking at ideas to connect the north and south sections of Campion Trail.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Irving Golf Club Progress

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," see the progress at Irving's municipal golf course. It is scheduled to open later this year with a new name, new layout and more.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Luzon Park Reopens With All-New Features

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One of Irving's oldest parks now has the newest features. The City of Irving invested about $385,000 for a new playground, shade structure, sidewalks and lighting.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 1, 2018

Senter Park Recreation Center to Receive Interior, Exterior Improvements Through CDBG Funds

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Senter Park Recreation Center, the city’s oldest, largest and most frequented recreation center, has been operational since 1954.

Throughout its lifespan, the facility, which is located at 901 S. Senter Road, has seen renovations in the 1970s and...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 1, 2018

City Hoping for ‘Hole in One’ with Newly Renovated Golf Course

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The City of Irving is getting close to completing the former Twin Wells golf course. When the course reopens later this year, residents can expect a new name, a newly organized course and a number of other upgrades.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Renovations Planned at Senter Park Recreation Center

Artist rendering of the remodeled fitness center at Senter Park Recreation Center, Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," see the renovations planned for Senter Park Recreation Center. A new entry area, fitness room, locker rooms and more are in the works. Community Development Block Grant funds will pay for the upgrades to t...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel on Track for Winter Opening

April 2018 - Irving Convention Center Hotel at its topping out ceremony.

After celebrating the progress construction crews have made at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, the team got right back to work. The last of the glass panels on the upper levels of the hotel are being installed, as well as those for the...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Navigating Irving Through Digital Technology

Screenshot of the GIS website for Irving, Texas.

The City of Irving Water Utilities Department is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to residents and businesses, as well as overseeing the Geographic Information System (GIS) team. The GIS team is responsible for building digital maps...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Signature Bridge Construction Underway

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In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," see the work underway on Irving's new signature bridge, which spans State Highway 114. TxDOT says the bridge could be complete in 2019.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Midtown Express Progress Spring 2018

Traffic winds around construction and workers on State Highway 183.

Southgate Constructors, TxDOT's contractor for the Midtown Express, reports that phase one of the project is 85 percent complete. See some of the progress, and hear why TxDOT is reminding drivers about safety in the work zone.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Irving's Hunter Ferrell Landfill Prepares for Next Generation of Refuse Collection

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Hunter Ferrell Landfill, the City of Irving’s solid waste disposal facility, is getting ready to expand into the second of its three tracts, with planners keeping longevity and the environment in mind.

The landfill has been in operation since Apr...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Watch: Westin Irving Convention Center "Topping Out" Celebration

The Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel, under construction, is scheduled to open December 2018.

Irving leaders and construction crews all turned out to celebrate the progress of the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. The $113-million hotel will have 350 rooms, a restaurant, pool deck and meeting space. It is scheduled to open December 2018.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Heritage Aquatic Center Renovations Scheduled for Summer

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The Heritage Aquatic Center will close for approximately eight weeks for pool renovations, beginning May 31. The Parks and Recreation Department is working with the City of Irving Building and Equipment Services Department on the $690,000 project.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 1, 2018

Municipal Drainage Utility Projects to Continue Through Spring

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The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Department oversees rehabilitation and reconstruction projects that improve neighborhoods and corridors, to ensure the public welfare and improve the quality of life for residents and businesses.

The CIP...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Campion Trail Extension to Coppell

Workers pour concrete and level it for the new extension of North Campion Trail into Coppell.

An extension of the Campion Trail will connect Irving's trail with Coppell's trail system. 

A grant from Dallas County is paying for the construction. It is expected to be complete later this year.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 21, 2018

City Leaders Tour Irving’s Water System

Leveling pond used in transporting drinking water from Jim Chapman Lake to Irving, Texas.

Ever wonder what it takes to get water to your faucet? Because of years of investment, the City of Irving brings in 85 percent of its own water, compared to other cities that must buy water for their residents.

Leaders from the city and the business commun...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Work to Begin on Urban Center Lift Station

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The City of Irving is investing in its future by improving the wastewater infrastructure in the Urban Center. In January, the Irving City Council awarded the referenced project to Crescent Constructors Inc. in the amount of $11,265,000. The Urban Center L...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

MacArthur Boulevard Ribbon Cutting

City of Irving elected officials and staff, as well as Dallas County and Grand Prairie officials, op

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," see leaders from Dallas County, Irving and Grand Prairie cut the ceremonial ribbon to open a new section of MacArthur Boulevard.

The $20 million dollar project improved MacArthur, from Hunter Ferrell Road t...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Irving Adds New Road Repair Construction Trucks to Fleet

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The City of Irving Traffic and Transportation Department’s Street Operations Division is responsible for maintaining Irving’s 1,400 lane miles, making pothole repairs and aiding in the city’s “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years” program. The Stre...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Asphalt Truck Adds Efficiency to Pothole Repairs

Pothole repair truck at work on Irving streets.

The City of Irving's Streets Division works to repair any reported potholes within 24 hours. The city's pothole hotline is (972) 721-7303.

Watch to see how a vehicle is making the repair process more efficient.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Public Preview of the Future Irving Archives and Museum

Irving Archives and Museum

The history museum planned for the former Central Library will now be known as the Irving Archives and Museum. The Irving Department of Arts and Culture recently held a public meeting to give a walk-through of the space that will hold the city's history.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Irving Parks Playground Inspections

An Irving Texas playground.

Meet the team helping to keep Irving's playgrounds safe. The Parks Department's Infrastructure and Safety team not only checks playgrounds, but also other equipment at parks and aquatic centers. 

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Georgia Farrow Expansion Plans

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The City of Irving plans to expand the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center.  The expansion would include a larger fitness center, additional gym, more parking and new restrooms and locker rooms. 

The city is pursuing funding for the entire p...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Luzon Park Construction Underway

Construction equipment and workers at Luzon Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving’s second-oldest park is getting a lot of new features. A large, new playground that can be enhanced with a smartphone app is the biggest upgrade. 

Luzon Park is located at 2900 Luzon Road.

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

City Lauds Completion of Infrastructure Projects

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In 2017, Irving launched two of its leading infrastructure initiatives, Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years, and Investing in our Future. These initiatives focus on opening new or remodeled facilities; addressing traffic flow; and improving the ci...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Luzon Park Improvements to Begin Jan. 2

Residents review plans for the renovations at Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Drive, Irving, Texas.

Photo: Residents view proposed improvements to Luzon Park at a Community Input Meeting in July 2017.

Beginning Jan. 2, park improvements will begin at Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Road. The park will be closed during the improvements, and the project is expected...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Twin Wells Golf Course to Undergo Infrastructure Renovations

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For 30 years, Twin Wells Golf Course has offered residents and visitors the opportunity to use a low-cost, recreational course in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth. Now, the course will undergo infrastructure renovations, which will breathe new life into thi...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

North Lake Natatorium Opens With New Roof, Office Space, Climate Control

North Lake Natatorium pool area after remodeling.

After 10 months of renovations, North Lake Natatorium is officially open to the public. The Irving Independent School District (ISD), City of Irving and North Lake College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 6 to welcome the refurbished aquatic facilit...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Nursery Road Paving and Trail Project

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In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," find out about a construction project to improve Nursery Road in Irving that comes with an extra feature for residents. A hike and bike trail, mostly paid for with federal funds, will be built to connect s...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Capturing the Story of Irving

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History Museum coming soon to former Central Library building.

Imagine visiting a municipal museum that narrates the story of its past while highlighting its diversity, as well as its present and future prospects with the residents who call the city home.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Construction on Westin-Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas Moves on Up

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It was just eight months ago when the first tractors turned the dirt on the site for the Westin-Irving Convention Center hotel, and it has been onward and literally upward ever since.

Crews have completed the floors for the first two levels of the hotel, a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Hard Rock Road, Pioneer Drive Improvements Ahead

Puddle of water near the intersection of Pioneer Drive and Hard Rock Road, with housing construction

An area of southwest Irving that is seeing a lot of development will soon have new streets, water lines and more. In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," find out about the improvements to Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive that are part of Irving...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard Construction Progress

Recently completed construction on Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas.

The first phase of construction on Las Colinas Boulevard is complete. Get a look at the improvements, and find out about the next stage, which is underway now.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Improvements Planned for Hard Rock Road, Pioneer Drive

Intersection of Pioneer Drive and Hard Rock Road in Irving, Texas.

The City of Irving’s highways and major thoroughfares are turning orange with roadwork signs and traffic cones. Soon, the southwest Irving streets of Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive will see the impact of road construction.

On June 22, the Irving City Cou...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

City of Irving’s Construction Permitting Hits $1 Billion Record High

Artist rendering of the Pioneer Natural Resources headquarters to be built in Hidden Ridge.

Photo: Artist rendering of the Pioneer Natural Resources headquarters to be built at Verizon’s $1.5 billion Hidden Ridge development.

Irving hit a new record, issuing more than $1.1 billion in construction permitting this fiscal year, topping last year by ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory Opens

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory front gate.

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory is now open. Watch to see some of the features, and find out how the venue can adapt to different types of events. 

Find out about upcoming shows: ThePavilionTMF.com.

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Irving Traffic Division Rolls Out Citywide Signal System Communication Upgrade

Transportation Department staff work to replace traffic signal controllers at an intersection.

The City of Irving’s Traffic Signal Division is on pace to replace traffic signal controllers in more than 200 intersections by the end of 2017. 

The project, which includes 208 traffic signals within Irving’s 70 square miles, ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Irving Fire Station #12 Opens

Fire trucks gleam in the sun on the ribbon-cutting day at Fire Station No. 12 in Irving, Texas.

Photo: Fire trucks gleam in the sunlight on the ribbon-cutting day for Fire Station No. 12 in Irving. (Photo credit: Nick Mallouf)

Many residents and community leaders turned out for the opening of Irving Fire Station #12 in early August, located on Regent...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

New Hotels Progress Near the Irving Convention Center

Artist rendering of the Texican Hotel, which has started construction and will be located near the I

In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Maura Gast talks about the start of construction at the Texican Hotel and the progress at the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. 

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Luzon Park Plans Proceed

Residents review plans for the renovations at Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Drive, Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN’s "City Source," see how the plans for improvements to Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Drive, are shaping up. The innovative plans include features that are enhanced with a smartphone app. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Signature Bridge Will Bring Development to Former Stadium Site

An artist rendering of the four-lane signature bridge that is part of the State Highway 114 final bu

A four-lane signature bridge designed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic is part of the State Highway (SH) 114 final build-out. City officials have been working on plans with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Dallas Area Rapid Tran...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Damage Repaired to Portions of Campion Trail Caused by Floods

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

As a result of unprecedented rainfall in 2015 and 2016, the Trinity River overflowed its banks and caused considerable damage along the City of Irving’s Campion Trail. The almost continuous wet weather caused a 50-year flood on the Trinity, dama...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Irving-Grand Prairie Joint Fire Training Facility Opens

Irving-Grand Prairie Joint Training Facility - Burn Tower - May 30 2017

Irving and Grand Prairie opened a new fire training facility July 21. The facility features a five-story tower, a classroom, a trench rescue area and more. The two cities split all costs. 

The Irving-Grand Prairie Joint Fire Training Facility is l...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Water Utilities Evaluates Quality of Infrastructure System, Prepares for Future City Development

Construction crews lower a section of 48-inch fiberglass reinforced pipe into a trench.

Photo: Construction crews lower a section of 48-inch fiberglass reinforced pipe into a trench.

Water is a fundamental resource that is necessary for survival. It is used every day, from filling a glass to washing a load of laundry, and from watering the la...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Irving Improves Water, Wastewater Systems

Workers prepare an area for water and wastewater improvements.

The City of Irving is investing in improvements to the water and wastewater system. Some of these improvements involve repairing and replacing aging infrastructure. In other cases, the upgrades are because of business and residential growth.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

The Study: Irving's Innovation Center Opens

Mayor Rick Stopfer cuts the ribbon to open The Study: Irving Innovation Center.

The Study opened in Irving’s former Central Library. It features co-working space, private meeting rooms and more. The goal of the facility is to help entrepreneurs and build business. 

Learn more: http://thestudyus.com/

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Improvements Planned for Luzon Park

Slide and playground equipment at Luzon Park, Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN’s "City Source," see what could be in store for Luzon Park in Irving. The city’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) team is gathering input and developing ideas to improve the park. It’s locate...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Offers Tours of Irving Music Factory

Heavy-duty equipment moves building materials to a work area at the Irving Music Factory.

Teams with the City of Irving play a lot of important roles as construction on the Irving Music Factory advances. Watch to learn about what the city is doing to ensure work progresses on schedule.

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Brockbank, Embassy Channels Construction Update: June 2017

Embassy Channel, June 2017

The city’s Capital Improvement Project Department Director Casey Tate provides City Council members with an update on the progress made on the Brockbank and Embassy drainage channels at the June 6, 2017 Work Session meeting.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Parks and Recreation Provides Update on Twin Wells Golf Course Redevelopment

Proposed Green Approach to Hole No. 13 at Twin Wells Golf Course - June 7 2017

Twin Wells Golf Course is being redesigned to provide a more user-friendly and challenging course layout. Proposed changes will include wider and better defined fairways, elevated greens and an improved driving range and practice areas. The course is curr...

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Posted on: May 28, 2017

Irving Fire Department to Welcome Fire Station No. 12, Fire Training Facility This Summer

Fire Station No. 12 - Opening Summer 2017 - Irving TX

The City of Irving Fire Department will open two of its signature Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects beginning in July.

In April 2016, the Fire Department began construction on the 12,000-square-foot Fire Station No. 12 at 2995 Regent Blvd. Also la...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Irving’s Downtown Heritage Crossing District is On the Move

Irving, Texas, Main Street mural

Renovation and restoration are reshaping one of Irving’s most charming areas. The district — with its parks, plazas, vintage feel, historic homes and even a stop on the Trinity Railway Express — is a great place to be, and newcomers are buying into the vi...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Midtown Express Open House

SouthGate Constructors representatives talk with residents about the progress on the Midtown Express

In this excerpt from ICTN’s "City Source," see the open house where residents learned about progress on the Midtown Express. Southgate Constructors, TxDOT’s contractor for the project, reports it is 50 percent complete.

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Centennial Park Plaques Unveiled

Woman looking at newly installed black granite plaques in Founders Plaza - Irving TX.

Irving leaders recently gathered at Centennial Park to re-dedicate Founder’s Plaza and unveil new plaques. The black granite plaques showcase significant moments in the first hundred years of Irving history.

The new plaques these took the commissioned arti...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

Irving Music Factory site - May 2017

ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

View Georgia Farrow Rec Center Expansion Plans

Georgia Farrow Recreation Center - Facility Upgrade Artist Rendering

Residents recently attended a Community Meeting at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, to provide input and ideas about a proposed update and expansion of the facility.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Construction Underway on Convention Center Hotel

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City Manager Chris Hillman and other city leaders officially broke ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas on March 27. Construction is now underway on the $113 million headquarters hotel. It is the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Converge, Collaborate, Create

The Study: Irving’s Innovation Center - Irving TX

City of Irving, Indigo Group to unveil Business, Innovation Center in Heritage District

Beginning in May, business and community innovators will have the opportunity to soak in a 180-degree view of downtown Irving while leveraging support and professional ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Colony Drive Bridge Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

Colony Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting - Irving TX

Members of the Historic Hospital District Neighborhood Association joined Irving city leaders to celebrate the opening of the new Colony Drive bridge. Crews replaced the bridge as part of a major drainage improvement project on several South Irving channe...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

New Plaques Installed in Centennial Park

New plaques being installed at Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, Irving, Texas.

The plaques chronicling the history of Irving at Founders Plaza in the city's downtown Centennial Park, 444 W. Second Street are currently being replaced with new versions constructed out of black granite. 

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Watch: Irving Convention Center Hotel Groundbreaking

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

City leaders break ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel in late March, taking its next step closer to reality. The $110-million project is scheduled to open in late 2018. 

The $110 million convention center hotel will mark the compl...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Spotlight: North Lake Natatorium Gets Facelift

North Lake Natatorium 2017 remodel - artist's rendering

The North Lake Natatorium has served the Irving community well for more than 30 years. The facility opened in 1985 as the first indoor pool to serve Irving residents, the Irving Independent School District (IISD) and North Lake College.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 29, 2017

City of Irving Plans for Long-term Flood Control, Drainage Improvements

Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street, Irving, Texas.

Photo: Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street.

By 2019, the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will help protect 229 structures south of State Highway (SH) 183 by building new drainage channels that will contain a 100-year flood...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Watch: Drainage Projects Update

Newly paved drainage channel in Irving, Texas.

As part of a special focus on infrastructure called "Investing in Our Future," ICTN takes a look at drainage projects in Irving. Get an update on Delaware Creek-related projects, and find out why drainage is expected to be an even bigger priorit...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Watch: New Exercise Equipment Installed at Sunrise Park

A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise

Photo: A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise Park, 1809 E Union Bower Road.

In this excerpt from ICTN’s “City Source,” get a look at the new workout equipment just installed at Irving’s Sunrise...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Watch: New Playground Opens at Senter Park

New equipment installed at Senter Park's playground - March 2017 - Irving TX

Irving's Senter Park has a new playground full of fun and colorful features. Watch to learn more about the improvements, paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Live Oak Road Bridge at Delaware Creek Reopens

Live Oak Road Bridge, at Delaware Creek, post-construction - Irving, TX

After a 13-month project, the Live Oak Road bridge crossing at Delaware Creek has reopened with a new bridge and infrastructure improvements. Work also included reconstruction of the drainage channel to deepen it with vertical walls, as well as the instal...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 7, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 2, 2017

March 5 "City Source" Features Campion Trail, Sunrise Park

City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park.

Photo: City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park. Work is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017.

This edition of "City Source" features Investing in our Future stories covering the repairs to North Campi...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Renovations Continue at Senter Park Playground

Artist rendering of new play equipment at Senter Park - Irving TX - February 2017

Residents will be excited with new playground improvements at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St., funded by Community Development Block Grants. Work continues to install a new playground system at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St. The playground area will be clo...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Watch: Infrastructure Presentation to Irving City Council - Feb. 26 2017

Water tower with Irving, TX logo.

Todd Reck, Irving Water Utilities director, provides the Irving City Council with an update on projects involving a water tank and sewer line cleaning.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition

New Tudor Lane home in Irving, Texas.

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.

Tudor Lane, once one of Irving’s highest crime...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Watch: Irving Places New Elevated Water Storage Tank

Royal Ridge Water Supply Tank Raising - January 2017 - Irving TX

As new neighborhoods develop, the City of Irving is adding a new elevated water storage tank at Royal Lane and Royal Ridge Parkway. This tower will help ensure adequate water pressure. Watch to see the hoisting of the storage tank — a process th...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Investing in Irving’s Infrastructure: Maintaining Quality Services for Residents

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day.

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day that help ensure residents receive the quality services they have grown to expect from the City of Irving.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pave...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

CDBG Funds Fuel Improvements to Parks, Rec Centers, Sidewalks

Hurwitz Park - Irving TX

The City of Irving is using $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to improve parks, recreation centers and sidewalks in Irving neighborhoods. These improvements were designed to help the Irving Parks and Recreation Department promote a...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

December 2016: Architect's rendering of Water Street development in Las Colinas.

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spacious ho...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities. These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Completio...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Girls Who Code: SQL

Girls Who Code SQL

If you ask Siri, Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant, if it has a significant other, it reportedly replies with "I'll leave the relations to the databases."

There is no bigger, more widely recognized and in demand programming language for...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: March 15, 2019

NEA Big Read Author Visit

Roz Chast Newsflash

For the 2019 NEA Big Read, famed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s graphic novel memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, was selected as the topic of discussion. It is the first time a graphic novel has been chosen as the...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: March 14, 2019

NTTBF Schedule Highlights

Panel Schedule NF

North Texas Teen Book Festival celebrates its fifth year anniversary with a book blast like none other March 23. At the Festival, over 13,000 fans will enjoy a full day of free author panels, activities and keynote talks with over 70 bestselling and debut...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: March 14, 2019

IELTS Practice Tests

IELTS

Preparing for an important exam, such as the IELTS, can be a very stressful time. It’s even more stressful when you are waiting for a practice test guide and the holds list seems never ending. As the days pass you might wonder, “When w...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: March 5, 2019

NTTBF Call For Volunteers

Volunteers help make the North Texas Teen Book Festival a success.

Preparations for the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) are underway for a full-day literary celebration featuring authors, illustrators and social media celebrities. Event planners are looking to the community for help. Organizers need volunteers to ...

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Irving Public Library

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Kickstart a Career with a Summer Job

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Spend the summer learning new skills, making new friends and making money! Calling all teenagers of legal age to work ?  get résumés ready, Irving Parks and Recreation is looking for seasonal summer employees.

Poolside for th...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 7, 2019

AquaStars Swim Program Schedule Available

AquaStars

The City of Irving’s AquaStars program allows children with special needs, along with their families and guardians, to safely enjoy access to a premier city swimming facility. The program is custom-designed for children with special needs ages 18 and youn...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Senter Park Rec Center Renovations Begin Jan. 7

Senter-Park-Rec-Center

Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter St., will move to a modified schedule on Jan. 7 to complete a renovation project. The renovation work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2019, weather permitting.

The Senter Park Recreation Center will be no...

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Parks and Recreation - Construction Updates
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Millennium Fountain Renovations Run Through Mid-2019

Aerial view of Millennium Park in Irving, Texas.

Renovations begin Dec. 3 on Millennium Park, 201 Sowers Road, to upgrade the fountain's lighting and infrastructure. The project requires extensive demolition work to the fountain and relocation of pumps to a new pump building. The park will be closed thr...

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Parks and Recreation - Construction Updates

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Irving Police Looking for Best and Brightest

Irving Police recruiting staff at a job fair.

Interested in becoming an Irving police officer or an emergency dispatcher? Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey says now is an exciting time to join the force.

Citing a terrific team of more than 500 people, Spivey explained that the city has experienced treme...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Irving Crime Rate at 14-Year Low

Children and police officers come together in a gym at the Irving Police Athletic League.

Irving Police Department’s (IPD) outreach programs credited for decline. IPD has announced that violent crime and property crime together dropped 6.35 percent in 2018, marking the city’s lowest crime rate since 2005.

“Our Poli...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

TxDOT to Close SH 114 Eastbound Frontage Road Through Mid-2019

Road Construction Ahead sign

Weather permitting, the State Highway (SH) 114 eastbound frontage road, from Loop 12 to Spur 482, will close 7 p.m., March 20. As a result, the exit from eastbound SH 114 to westbound SH 183 will be closed. These closures are expected to be open by mid-20...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2018

TxDOT to Close SH 114 Ramp to Loop 12 Through Mid-2019

Road Construction Ahead sign

Weather permitting, the exit ramp from State Highway (SH) 114 to Loop 12/Tom Braniff Drive/Cistercian Preparatory School will be closing March 1 at approximately 7 p.m. The new ramp is expected to be open by mid-2019.

Traffic will detour to reach Loop 12 b...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Cartwright Street, from William Brewster Drive to Pamela Drive

Beginning 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, intermittent moving lane closures will occur on Cartwright Street from William Brewster Drive to Pamela Drive for water and wastewater line improvements. Work will occur 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, Monday through Saturday, ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

W. Rochelle Road, from N. MacArthur Boulevard to N. O'Connor Road

The right lane of eastbound W. Rochelle Road, from N. MacArthur Boulevard to N. O'Connor Road, will be closed at various locations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, through April 5 for the installation of a telecommunication line.

Motorists are advised to expect hea...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Construction Slated for Hawthorne, Abelia Streets

Hawthorn Street, looking south

Construction is expected to begin this month on Hawthorne Street from the westbound frontage road of Irving Boulevard to West Pioneer Drive, and Abelia Street from North Rogers Road to Thompson Street.

The project, which is led by the Capital Improvement P...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Watch: Hawthorne Road, Abelia Street Project Update

Person reviews architectural plans for the upcoming reconstruction of Hawthorn Road and Abelia Stree

As part of Irving's "Road to the Future" initiative, a South Irving neighborhood is getting major street upgrades. Watch to see what is planned for Hawthorne Road and Abelia Street. New pavement and new water lines are just a couple of the impro...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Meeting: Hawthorne, Abelia Streets Reconstruction

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct 23 in the First Floor City Council Conference Room at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. to discuss street reconstruction on Hawthorne and Abelia Streets. In addition, a new storm sewer system and 31-foot wide new p...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Westwood, Mistletoe, Fair Oaks Drives; Cherrywood Court

Road Construction Ahead sign

Beginning Aug. 6, intermittent moving lane closures will occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday, on Westwood Drive, from Tim Markwood Park to Cherrywood Court for wastewater line improvements. Work will progress to Cherrywood Court...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

N. Story Road, from Massasoit Street to W. Grauwyler Road

Road to the Future

Beginning Aug. 13, the right southbound lane of N. Story Road will be closed from just south of Massasoit Street to just north of W. Grauwyler Road for wastewater improvements. Work is expected to run through the end of November, weather permitting.

Motori...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive: Neighborhood Meeting Feb. 13 to Discuss Phase 2A Improvements

Serve Your City

Residents are invited to join the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Department for a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 to discuss paving and utility improvements on Hard Rock Road, from the eastbound State Highway (SH) 183 frontage road to a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Hawthorne and Abelia Streets: Neighborhood Meeting Feb. 6 to Discuss Paving, Utility Project

City Hall, Irving, Texas

Residents are invited to join the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Department for a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 to discuss paving and utility improvements on Hawthorne Street, from the S.H. 356 service road to Pioneer Drive, and ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Road to the Future Presentation: July 5, 2017

Dan Vedral, director of Transportation and Traffic Department with City of Irving, addresses city co

The City of Irving Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the July 5, 2017 City Council Work Session. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles of roadway in the city, as well as which roads w...

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View the Powerpoint Presentation (PDF) Road to the Future
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Irving’s Road to the Future Project Invests $100M in Five Years

Workers spread concrete on prepared roadway under construction.

City launches ambitious, cross-departmental project to rehabilitate, reconstruct and proactively maintain 1,440 road lane-miles.

This year, the City of Irving launched its “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years” program, which supports road reconstru...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Road to the Future Presentation: April 20, 2017

Casey Tate, director of Capital Improvement Program, provides an update to residents and council on

The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Director Casey Tate and Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the April 20, 2017 City Council Meeting. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Plans 'Road to the Future'

Road to the Future - Irving TX

City of Irving staff presented the "Road to the Future" project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate.

The City of...

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Pavement Assessment Presentation Road to the Future

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Free Landfill Access April 6-7

City of Irving Hunter Ferrell Landfill Administration Building

Residents hauling debris from their homes can take advantage of special no charge disposal days from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 6-7 at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell Road. No commercial waste, tires or roofing will be allowed in this ex...

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Solid Waste Services
Posted on: February 1, 2019

International Students Visit Irving Landfill

International students hear firsthand best practices employed at Irving's landfill from a City of

Irving's Solid Waste Department recently hosted a group of international graduate-level students eager to learn best practices they hope to apply in their home countries. The visit is part of the International Solid Waste Association’s Winter School. In a...

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Solid Waste Services

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Posted on: March 9, 2019

Kids Can Find Fun at the Annual Citywide Egg Hunt

Children Racing to Gather Eggs at the Citywide Easter Egg Hunt

Irving families may enjoy a free, fun experience during the Citywide Egg Hunt from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 6 at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St.

Egg hunts will be available for children ages 3-10 with thousands of toy- and candy-filled eggs. In addition, vi...

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Additional Info... Special Event Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Irving Accepting Applications for 2019 Event Vendors

2016-05-14 Taste of Irving - Vendors (75)

The application for vendors to sell food, crafts and other items at Irving's 2019 citywide special events is now available online. Vendor spaces are available at several events throughout the year.   Vendors are classified into one of the four gr...

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2019 Vendor Application Special Event Updates

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Bring More Butterflies to your Garden

Butterfly among red flowers

Join the Think Green Be Green team for an evening discussing Butterfly Gardening beginning 6 p.m. March 26 at West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. This free workshop will be led by a member of the Dallas County Master Gardeners.

Learn how to provide...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Safely Shred Your Sensitive Documents March 22

Secure shredding truck accepting materials from Irving residents.

Residents can safely discard any personal documents at an upcoming shredding event, which will be held March 22 at the Las Colinas Service Center, 5964 Riverside Drive. The event is schedule from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., or until the truck reaches capacity. Each...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Texas Trash-Off

Volunteers and organizers at the 2018 Trash-Off stand with event banner.

Join good Samaritans across the state in making Texas the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Keep Irving Beautiful invites all residents, businesses an...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Avoid Harsh Chemicals in Household Cleaners

Vinegar, salt and lemon are all examples of alternative household cleaners.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and harsh acids. But switching to environmentally friendly household cleaners can help eliminate toxins from a...

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Learn more about Household Chemicals Think Green... Be Green News

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Bar Louie Opens at Toyota Music Factory in Irving

Bar Louie employees, as well as Irving officials, cut the ribbon on the new restaurant, which opened

Photo: Bar Louie employees, as well as Irving officials, cut the ribbon on the new restaurant, which opened in September 2017.

The first restaurant is now open at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. Watch to see some of the attractions at Bar Louie, and fi...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Offers Tours of Irving Music Factory

Heavy-duty equipment moves building materials to a work area at the Irving Music Factory.

Teams with the City of Irving play a lot of important roles as construction on the Irving Music Factory advances. Watch to learn about what the city is doing to ensure work progresses on schedule.

The City of Irving’s Capital Improvement team provides mont...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Toyota Music Factory News

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Hand holding hose with shut-off nozzle in use.

To promote good water use habits, minimize water waste and preserve Irving’s water supply, the city enforces time-of-day irrigation restrictions. These limits make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1...

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Water in Irving
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Tips for Taking a Winter Vacation from Irrigation

Winter lawn with frost.

As turf becomes dormant – changing from spring green to fall beige – it is a sign to take a break from weekly watering. Trees, shrubs and dormant grass require irrigation every four to six weeks in the winter. The best approach is to t...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

How Water Utilities Department Moves Its Supply From East Texas Reservoir to Irving Faucets

Irving's Princeton Booster Pump Station

For the past 16 years, Irving has pumped water roughly 80 miles from Jim Chapman (Cooper) Lake to Lewisville Lake.

The City of Irving has carved its own path toward water independence through decades of planning, study and construction.

Depending on the tim...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Read Irving's Current Water Quality Report Online

Filling a water glass from the faucet.

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department, and other community systems, must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the Texas Com...

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