Public Works

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.
  • 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

  1. Spruce Avenue Temporary Lane Closures

    Westbound lanes of Spruce Avenue, at the Walnut Street intersection, will be temporarily closed for approximately six hours beginning at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Read on...
  2. Walnut Street Water Outage

    Sierra Middle School, 1700 Spruce Ave., will experience a water outage from 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023, to approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Read on...
  3. AMENDED: University Avenue and El Paseo Road Intersection Closures

    Note: This news release adds information about intersection closures for overnight work on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Read on...
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