Public Works

The Public Works Department, through a sustainable approach, is responsible for designing, constructing, renovating, and ensuring the proper maintenance of the City’s infrastructure.  The department is comprised of 98 employees who design and build the City’s streets (installation of water lines, gas lines, sewer lines, stormdrains, street lights, and traffic signals), public buildings, and service facilities as part of capital improvement projects.


The Public Works Department provides vital City services through three major program areas:  Project Development, Contract Administration, and Facilities Management.  The Public Works Department is focused on resolving the transportation, drainage, and facility infrastructure issues and challenges to ensure the uninterrupted everyday conveniences that result in a better quality of life for the citizens of Las Cruces.

                                                                            Public Works... Building the "Best" Las Cruces 


The City of Las Cruces will hold an auction of surplus vehicles, equipment, furnishings, and supplies on Saturday, December 6th at 9am at 1501 Hadley, Building E. The auction will be a cash only event - no credit cards or checks will be accepted. Sign up to be a bidder the day of the event beginning at 8 am at 1501 E. Hadley, Building E. Over 40 vehicles will be offered for sale along with used computers, furniture, bicycles and much more.


 Loretta M. Reyes, P.E.Public Works Director,
can be contacted at (575) 528-3125
or e-mail:
Public Works Director Loretta Reyes
Executive Administrative Assistant, Karyn Schmidt
(575) 528-3125


If you are looking for the Traffic Engineering or Street Systems sections, they have moved to the Transportation Department. You can also reach them by clicking here: Transportation Link.