On Monday, May 29, City of Bryan offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day and will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 30. Garbage, and brush and bulky collections will run as normal.
The work will require a full road closure to through traffic from West Villa Maria Road to Edge Street. Access to homes and businesses will be provided throughout construction. The city’s general contractor will reach out to each property owner in the construction zone to discuss access. The closure is expected to last until mid-November.
Some residents may see smoke emanating in areas of Historic Downtown Bryan as field crews from the City of Bryan’s Water Services perform smoke testing on sanitary sewer lines. This work is dry weather dependent and may be postponed due to rain. Testing starts May 1 and could continue intermittently through the end of June […]
Building Safety Month is an international campaign by the International Code Council that is celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety, and we are recognizing this important month right here in Bryan. Building Safety Month reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
Bea Saba, Library Director of the Bryan + College Station Public Library System, was recognized at the May 2 Bryan City Council meeting for winning the 2023 Outstanding Services to Libraries Award by the Texas Library Association (TLA).
On April 11, Bryan City Council approved a $5.1 million construction contract for new outdoor amenities to Legends Event Center and Midtown Lake. The funds were already included in the overall budget for Travis Bryan Midtown Park.
You have likely noticed BTU crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. As we celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Month, we hope you can join us in recognizing just how crucial these unsung heroes are in powering our daily lives.
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You have likely noticed BTU crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community, no matter the time of day or what the weather is like outside. As we celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Month, we hope you can join us in recognizing just how crucial these unsung heroes are in powering our daily lives.
Did you know the equipment and tools that a lineworker carries while climbing a utility pole can weigh up to 50 pounds? That’s as heavy as six gallons of water. And they can climb utility poles up to 120 feet tall. Lineworkers must be committed to their career—because it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. The long hours and ever-present risks can truly take a toll. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists line work among the 10 most dangerous civilian jobs in the nation.
During severe weather events that bring major power outages, lineworkers are among the first ones called. They must be ready to leave the comfort of their homes and families, and may not return until days later. That’s why a lineworker’s family must also be dedicated to service. When storms arise, crews may work rotating 16-hour shifts until all customers have been restored. Shortcuts are not an option, and there is little room for error in this line of work. The job requires years of training and hands-on experience working with high-voltage equipment.
BTU employs more than 40 lineworkers, who maintain more than 2,400 miles of distribution lines across a 650-square-mile service territory. Without the exceptional dedication and commitment of these hardworking men and women, we would not have the reliable electricity needed for everyday life.
The next time you see a lineworker, please thank them for the work they do to keep our community powered, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions.