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. Pershing Street to close between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue Dec. 12 - Dec. 30

    Pershing Street will close for approximately three weeks between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12 for the construction of pedestrian and sidewalk improvements. Read on...
  2. Eldon Avenue to close at the BNSF railroad crossing south of Division Street Dec. 12-19

    Eldon Avenue will close at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing located south of Division Street beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12 through Monday, Dec. 19 (weather permitting). Read on...
  3. Jefferson Avenue to reduce to one lane between St. Louis and Walnut Streets Dec. 5 - March 1

    Southbound traffic on Jefferson Avenue will be reduced to one southbound lane between St. Louis and Walnut streets beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through roughly March 1 for utility renewal construction along the west side of the roadway. 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