About Us

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Public Works Department


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. It operates on the principle of continuous improvement and we work hard to continually streamline our operations, by examining what we do, why we do it and how we do it so we can achieve more with less. 

This process is aligned with the City’s strategic goals of being fiscally sustainable and operationally excellent. By operating as we do we will help the City to accomplish its primary goal and make Las Cruces the best place to live.


Public Works is comprised of four sections: 

  • Contracts Administration
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Development
  • Street and Traffic Operations

Together our team builds the City's:

  • Building and maintaining roads and streets.
  • Constructions of public buildings and service facilities
  • Gas lines
  • Installation of water lines
  • Sewers and storm drains
  • Streets