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. Expect lane shifts and possible delays on Battlefield Road at Fremont Avenue Oct. 20-22

    Expect lane shifts and traffic delays on Battlefield Road surrounding the Fremont Avenue intersection beginning 7 p.m., Oct. 20 as crews apply the final pavement and striping associated with the Battlefield and Fremont Improvement Project. Read on...
  2. Eastbound Cherry Street to close for roughly three months between Kimbrough Avenue and JQH Parkway

    City Utilities will close eastbound Cherry Street for roughly three months between Kimbrough Avenue and JQH Parkway beginning Oct. 19 for gas and water renewal work. Read on...
  3. New flashing beacon pedestrian signals now in operation at three neighborhood crosswalks

    The City of Springfield recently completed installation of new flashing beacon crosswalk signals at three Springfield neighborhood crosswalk locations with the goal of improving driver awareness and pedestrian safety. Read on...
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2018 Annual Report

Public Works Annual Report 2018 Cover

Helpful Links:

Ozarks Transportation Organization


Greene County, MO


City Utilities


Missouri Department of Transportation