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. REVISED: East Lohman Avenue Shoulder Work

    Shoulder work at 3800 E. Lohman Ave., from Foothills Road to Indian Hollow Road, will continue from Friday, March 24, 2023, to Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Read on...
  2. Walnut Street Lane Closures

    There will be alternating northbound and southbound lane closures on Walnut Street between Spruce Avenue and Hadley Avenue starting Monday, March 27, 2023. Read on...
  3. University Avenue Lane Closures

    Intermittent lane closures will be in effect for approximately one week starting Monday, March 27, 2023, on University Avenue between Jordan Road and Solano Drive. Read on...
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