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 six 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.

2019-2020 Annual Report 

2018-2019 Annual Report


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  1. Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Intermittent Lane Closures

    Intermittent lane closures on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, between Engler Road and Sirocco Avenue, will be in effect on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, and Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Read on...
  2. Road Maintenance on Various Streets

    Streets Management will be applying a Fog Seal surface treatment on various city streets beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, with expected completion Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Read on...
  3. Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

    Red Hawk Golf Road, just south of Arroyo Road, will be closed to traffic starting September 22, 2022 for the installation of a new sewer main as part of a private housing development. Read on...
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