Public Works

Public Works Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide timely, cost effective customer focused capital improvement and maintenance services to residents, businesses, guests, and City departments so they can experience safe, reliable, energy efficient, and accessible public infrastructure for our community. 

The Public Works Department is a diversified department that takes pride in its work and directly contributes every day to making Las Cruces the best place to live, play and prosper. 

For our current construction projects found in our Capital Improvement Program please click here. For current pavement maintenance projects please click here

Programs

Public Works is comprised of seven programs: 

  • Administration - The Administration Program provides leadership, administrative support, and strategic planning services to residents, business, guests, City departments, Office of the City Manager, and department employees.
  • Public Works Special Projects - The Public Works’ Special Projects Program provides scoping, design, implementation, construction, and maintenance services to residents, businesses, City departments, other government agencies, and guests.
  • Engineering & Architecture - The Engineering and Architecture Program provides engineering, architectural, surveying, storm water and flood plain management services to residents, businesses, and guests.
  • Construction Management - The Construction Management Program provides construction inspection and project implementation services to residents, businesses, guests and City departments.
  • Traffic Management - The Traffic Management Program provides traffic signals, street lighting, signs, and pavement marking services to residents, businesses, and guests.
  • Streets Management - The Streets Management Program provides roadway and sidewalk maintenance and cleaning, and flood and weed mitigation services to residents, businesses, and guests.
  • Facilities Management - The Facilities Management Program provides maintenance, custodial, and customer support services to residents, guests, and City departments so they can experience clean, well maintained public facilities and responsive customer service. 

2019-2020 Annual Report 

2018-2019 Annual Report


Alerts

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  1. Road Closure for Cortez Drive Extended

    The current road closure at the intersection of Calle del Ranchero and Cortez Drive has been extended and is anticipated to be in effect until July 30, 2021, depending on weather conditions. A detour will be set in place. Read on...
  2. Shoulder Work on Three Crosses Avenue

    As part of facility upgrades, Three Crosses Avenue between Spitz Avenue and Alameda Boulevard will have shoulder for the installation of new conduit. The shoulder work will begin on Friday, July 23, and will last approximately three working days. Read on...
  3. Downtown Las Cruces Parking Lot 7 and Restroom Building Improvements Project

    As part of the City’s commitment to preserving infrastructure assets, construction will begin Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Downtown Parking Lot 7, directly west of Day’s Hamburgers, the Rio Grande Theatre, and Rad Retrocade. Read on...
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