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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, street maintenance to stormwater management and sewage treatment, the department is charged with overseeing the basic elements of public infrastructure that impact the community on a daily basis. Cross-cutting all programs is the subject of safety, whether the safety of the public or the safety of staff.

2018 Street Resurfacing List
2018 Street Resurfacing List Map

St. Joseph Metropolitan Transportation Survey

Department Services
Services provided by the divisions and staff of the Public Works & Transportation Department include:
  • Street maintenance
  • Sewer maintenance
  • Traffic sign/signal/pavement marking maintenance
  • New roadway construction
  • Sanitary sewer treatment
  • Engineering design
  • St. Joseph Transit
  • Rosecrans Memorial Airport
  • St. Joseph Landfill
  • Recycling 

Fundamentally, the department fulfills the role of constructing and maintaining the infrastructure that is used to provide mobility (transit, freight, automobiles, walking, air, biking) for the community, ensure the public safety of its structures, provide services such as landfill and sewage treatment that supports a healthy living environment, and comply with all elements of the Clean Water Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The divisions, each with multiple areas of responsibility, 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

Contact Us
Director of Public Works and Transportation Andy Clements

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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