About Public Works
The Department of Public Works is fully committed to providing the highest quality of public services and enhancing the quality of life for all Louisville Metro citizens. The Department will effectively and efficiently maintain Metro's infrastructure; improve roadway systems; support progressive environmental initiatives; deliver superior external and internal customer service and tirelessly explore innovative processes that allow us to more efficiently serve the public.
What We Do...
Road construction and maintenance
Manage Metro Government road construction projects
Snow Removal on 3,047 lane miles
Manage solid waste removal and recycling
Operate and maintain 647 Traffic Signals
Citizens and businesses wanting to submit a service request related to Public Works can contact Metro311 online or 574-5000. Our main office is on South Fifth Street, in the Metro Development Center, between Muhammad Ali Blvd and Liberty Street.
Vanessa D. Burns, Director
Serves the Louisville Jefferson County Metro community in leadership and direction for Public Works.
Serves the Louisville Jefferson County Metro community in oversight of capital road construction, traffic operations and GIS technology.
PLANNING / COUNTY ENGINEER
Position currently vacant
Serves the Louisville Jefferson County Metro community as a representative on the Planning Commission.
ROAD OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
serves the Louisville Jefferson County Metro community in oversight of roadway operations and maintenance of streets, roads, bridges, drainage systems and snow removal.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Serves Louisville Jefferson County Metro community by overseeing the pickup and removal of Solid Waste and other related programs such as recycling.
Serves the Louisville Jefferson County Metro community in maintaining budgetary planning, policy and program planning, as well as personnel and departmental records management.