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. Scenic Avenue to close at the railroad crossing north of Battlefield Road Dec. 5-8

    Scenic Avenue will close at the MNA railroad crossing located north of Battlefield Road Dec. 5 - 8 for the repair of the existing railroad crossing and roadway surfaces. Read on...
  2. South Kissick Avenue to close at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing Nov. 29-Dec. 1

    Kissick Avenue will close at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing located to the southeast of the James River Power Station beginning at 5 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, through 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 Read on...
  3. City traffic engineers provide tips for avoiding Black Friday traffic congestion on Nov. 25

    City staff at the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks are prepared for Black Friday traffic on Nov. 25 with staff on hand to monitor and respond to traffic incidents and adjust signal timings to help maintain traffic flow in Springfield. Read on...
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2021 Annual Report

2021 PW AR Cover

Helpful Links:

Ozarks Transportation Organization


Greene County, MO


City Utilities


Missouri Department of Transportation