Public Works

Public Works

Public Works is responsible for the management, maintenance, and enhancement of critical infrastructure in Kansas City, Kansas & Wyandotte County.  With more than 200 team members spanning six divisions, the Department provides many of the vital services residents, businesses, and visitors depend on.

                    

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Infrastructure Subcommittee Outcomes & Strategies

Kansas City, Kansas, is at an infrastructure crossroads. Like many cities across the United States, once robust infrastructure systems are reaching the end of their useful life across multiple interdependent asset categories like streets, bridges, facilities, recreation, and stormwater. Physical infrastructure is the foundation of modern life, and now that this infrastructure has served generations over the past 50 to 100 years, it must be rebuilt or replaced.

The cost of performing this work is as monumental as the challenge itself, but with a disciplined, systematic, and strategic commitment, achieving the outcomes residents, businesses, and visitors desire is possible. To identify these outcomes and the strategies needed to make them possible, the Unified Government’s Governing Body established three infrastructure subcommittees, each chaired and membered by Commissioners: (1) Streets, Bridges & Streetlights, (2) Parks, Recreation & Facilities, and (3) Stormwater & Wastewater. Between June 24, 2021, and April 3, 2022, the subcommittees met 26 times, and members participated in three opportunities for a city-wide infrastructure tour to see and discuss the challenges Kansas City, Kansas, faces.

The Infrastructure Outcomes & Strategies document is the culmination of the Commissioners’ work. It contains the outcomes and strategies needed to overcome the city’s challenge and make Kansas City, Kansas, a sustainable community of choice, free from the threats and burdens of failing and unnecessary infrastructure.

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Infrastructure Outcomes & Strategies PDF

Capital Maintenance & Improvement Plan Map

Wonder what projects are coming up next? Explore the Capital Maintenance & Improvement Program Interactive map!

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Annual Report

Wonder what Public Works is up to each year?  Look no further than our Annual Reports!

Annual Reports

 

Awards & Recognitions

Did you know your community has an award winning Public Works Department?

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Leavenworth Road Modernization

Public Works is excited to announce that Phase II of the Leavenworth Road Modernization Project from 63rd to 78th Streets began on February 15, 2021.

This investment in critical infrastructure supports private sector reinvestment in the area and efforts by the community to create a more livable neighborhood. Improvements will provide safety for children who walk to the schools as well as for surrounding residents and business patrons along the corridor.  The project is scheduled to complete during Spring 2022.

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Programs & Initiatives

From stormwater quality improvements to sidewalk and curb rehabilitation, Public Works has a variety of programs an initiatives that residents benefit from.

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Strategic Plan

Over the past few years, this team has been working hard to reinvent itself and improve upon the essential services it provides. We recognize the importance of strategic planning to our future and that of the community; it is paramount to aligning the broad range of resources and services toward great customer service. This new plan is exciting because it is bold, simple, flexible, and streamlined. The Vision, Mission, Values, and Goal Statements reflect who we are, who we aspire to be, and what is most important.

View Public Works' 2020-2022 Strategic Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Projects

Public Works is an active group!  To see what's coming up (or already happened) in your neighborhood, visit our Capital Maintenance & Improvement Plan (CMIP) Map.

Want to learn more about a specific construction project?  Click the button below!

Construction Projects

Technical Provisions & Standard Drawings

Technical provisions and standards matter.  To view the most recent updates, click the button below.

Technical Provision & Standard Drawings

     

Department Head

Jeff Fisher