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. East Grand Street closed between Devonshire Drive and Paula Avenue through Wednesday, Sept. 22

    Grand Street is currently closed between Devonshire Drive and Paula Avenue for City crews to remove and replace a crossroad stormwater drainage pipe. The closure is expected to last through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Read on...
  2. Traffic control medians to be installed Sept. 15 at El Camino Alto Drive and Lyon Avenue

    A set of traffic medians will be installed overnight Sept. 15 at the intersection of El Camino Alto Drive and Lyon Avenue. The medians will improve safety and traffic flow along a stretch of roadway that experiences frequent vehicle backups. Read on...
  3. Crossing guards needed to fill posts at a handful of Springfield school locations

    Three weeks into the new school year and CrossSafe, the contract agency that helps manage crossing guards for Springfield Public Schools, is still in need of crossing guards to fill a handful of open school crossing locations. Read on...
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2020 Annual Report

Public Works AR 2020_cover

Helpful Links:

Ozarks Transportation Organization


Greene County, MO


City Utilities


Missouri Department of Transportation