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. 

Read our 2018-2019 Annual Report!


  1. Lohman Avenue and Amador Avenue Lane Closures

    Lohman Avenue and Amador Avenue, at the Almendra Street intersection, will each have a lane closure due to maintenance road work. Read on...
  2. East Las Cruces Avenue Maintenance Project

    East Las Cruces Avenue between north Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance project. Read on...
  3. Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Dripping Springs Road Lane Closures

    As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Read on...
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