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The elevated cycling track at the recently completed Stephanie Street bridge and improvement project was named a Vegas Seven Best of the City 2016 winner for Best Traffic Safety Innovation.
In support of the our purpose statement "to provide safe, integrated public buildings and community infrastructure for existing and future needs," the work of the Public Works Department touches the lives of residents and visitors daily by providing for the construction and maintenance of city municipal facilities, management of public rights-of-way, the operations and maintenance of city streets, storm drains, and traffic signals. Public Works also provides routine maintenance, fueling, and repairs to all city vehicles. The department also develops and designs capital infrastructure for streets and storm drainage and provides engineering and technical services to both public and private capital projects.
In September 2017, the department attained full accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA). We are the 128th accredited agency in the nation and the only agency in Nevada to hold active accreditation. APWA serves nearly 30,000 professionals in all aspects of public works, including personnel from local, county, state and federal agencies as well as private sector personnel.
Administration: To provide leadership and direction through seamless operational and technical support, delivered with professionalism and integrity.
Facilities Management: To manage the planning, design and construction of city buildings as well as maintenance of city buildings, structures, parks and aquatic features.
Engineering Services: To provide professional and technical engineering services for the planning and design of city infrastructure.
Land Development: To ensure development plans meet applicable public works standards and to provide floodplain management services.
Quality Control: To ensure that constructed public infrastructure meets applicable standards.
Support Services: To provide management and maintenance of city fleet, streets, and flood control infrastructure.
Survey/Right-of-Way Property Management: To provide professional surveying, right-of-way, and property management services for city lands and public infrastructure.
Traffic Services: To provide planning, design, design review, and maintenance of city transportation infrastructure.