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


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. Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures to Begin January 21

    As part of the West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic on Alameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue. Read on...
  2. Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

    Walnut Street, from east Hadley Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to complete. Read on...
  3. Del Monte Street Shoulder Work Begins January 21

    As part of a fiber optics project along the Del Monte Street corridor, Del Monte Street will have shoulder work between Palomas Avenue and east May Avenue beginning Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 and continuing through January 22. Read on...
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