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Public Works & Transportation
The Public Works & Transportation Department is the largest department within the organization, both in terms of number of employees and budget. With responsibilities ranging from airports, mass transit, landfill operations, and street maintenance to stormwater and sewage treatment, the department is charged with overseeing the basic pieces of public infrastructure that affect the community on a daily basis. Safety is paramount throughout all programs, whether the safety of the public or safety of departmental staff.

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Department Services
Services provided by the divisions and staff of the Public Works & Transportation Department include:
  • Street maintenance
  • Sewer maintenance
  • Traffic signal maintenance
  • New roadway construction
  • Sanitary sewer treatment
  • Public stormwater facility maintenance
  • Engineering design
  • Public transit service
  • General aviation facility administration
  • Landfill operations
  • Recycling operations

Fundamentally, the department fulfills the role of constructing or maintaining the principal infrastructure assets that are used to provide mobility for the community, ensure the public safety of its structures, and provides services such as landfill and sewage treatment that supports a healthy living environment.

The divisions, each with multiple areas of responsibility, overseen are:

Each division is managed by a division manager and the public is encouraged to contact each directly regarding possible issues within their respective areas of responsibility.

Addressing Common Issues
Some of the most common issues asked about within the department are:
  • Contact points for access (driveway)
  • Permits
  • Street maintenance complaints (potholes)
  • Snow policy
  • Sidewalks
  • Construction project status

The department would invite the public to speak directly with the divisions given responsibility for this and any other subject whenever a question arises. It is the policy of the department to respond in a timely manner to all public contacts that request a response.

Contact Us
Andy Clements
Director of Public Works & Transportation

1100 Frederick Ave.
Room 204
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-4653
Fx: 816-271-4740

City Yards - Streets
Ph: 816-271-4848
(Answered 24/7/365)

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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