Public Works and Environmental Services achieved accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) in June. The APWA accreditation program recognizes governmental agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry.
Public Works and Environmental Services received the accreditation award as presented by APWA Board Director - Region VI Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF, at a presentation ceremony at City Council.
The APWA accreditation indicates that Public Works and Environmental Services staff are dedicated to concepts of continuous improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices.
"We are now one of 85 public works agencies in the United States and Canada and four in Missouri that have this accreditation," said Public Works Director Phil Broyles, in a staff memo. "Fewer than 1 percent of all agencies qualify for this accreditation."
Notices to Contractors
Design Guide for Public Improvements
Be sure and check out our new, online wiki-style Design Guide for Public Improvements. On the new site you'll find:
- Design Standards
- General Conditions & Technical Specifications
- Standard Drawing Details
- Contractor Rating System information
- APWA Accreditation information
- Attendees to the mandatory pre submittal meeting for "Architectural and Engineering Consultant" services
Public Works Project List
Fast Facts...The Public Works Department:
- employs about 250 people in seven divisions: Administration, Traffic Engineering, Engineering, Storm Water Engineering, and Operations (Municipal Facilities, the Service Center, Streets, and Trees & Grounds).
- has an annual budget of about $50 million, or 19% of the General Fund budget
- Annually operates and maintains 135 traffic control signals, repairs over 37,000 traffic signs, and stripes nearly 600 lane miles
- Maintains 54 publicly-owned City buildings
- Coordinates snow removal on 675 lane miles of high-priority emergency routes
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.
The Department of Public Works is an 'accredited agency' by the American Public Works Association.
Services to the Community
- Designs, builds, and maintains city streets and sidewalks, and stormwater system
- Maintains public right-of-way and Hazelwood Cemetery
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.