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. University Avenue Lane Closure

    A westbound lane on University Avenue between Knox Street and El Paseo Road will be closed Monday, March 4, 2024, and Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Read on...
  2. Lohman Avenue and Foothills Road Intermittent Lane Closures to Continue

    Intermittent lane closures will continue through Friday, March 8, 2024, on Lohman Avenue at the intersection with Foothills Road, and on Foothills Road from Lohman Avenue to Athenian Way. Read on...
  3. Nevada Avenue Road Closure

    Nevada Avenue, from Laurel Street to Lees Drive, will be closed to traffic for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Read on...
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