Public Works Department

Mission Statement
Public Works constructs and maintains the infrastructure of the City to satisfy community needs by providing engineering services, a safe transportation system, effective stormwater management, and public buildings and grounds.

Responsibilities & Services
The Department of Public Works is an accredited agency by the American Public Works Association. Public Works is responsible for street design, construction, and maintenance. It has also partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation to implement a cooperative computerized traffic signal system to improve Springfield's street capacity.

Community Services
  • Designs, builds, and maintains city streets and sidewalks, and stormwater system
  • Maintains public right-of-way and Hazelwood Cemetery
  1. Commercial Street to close for one month between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue

    Commercial Street will be closed for approximately one month beginning Monday, Aug. 22 between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue. Read on...
  2. 400 North Jefferson Avenue to close Aug. 22-26 for railroad crossing work

    North Jefferson Avenue will close beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22 for the replacement of the road surface to the railroad crossing by the BNSF Railway Company. Read on...
  3. Correction: Overnight closure for Grant Avenue Aug. 18-19

    Grant Avenue between College and Tampa streets will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, until 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 to allow CU line crews to install new overhead power lines. Detours will be in place. Read on...
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Helpful Links:

Ozarks Transportation Organization


Greene County, MO


City Utilities


Missouri Department of Transportation