Environmental Quality & Public Works

Mission statement

To preserve, protect and enhance our Bluegrass environment; to provide public infrastructure systems that are safe, efficient and economical; and to promote a healthy and sustainable quality of life for our citizens.

Spring 2017 At Your Service newsletter

Environmental Services

Our division engages the public about environmental issues in our community. We work closely with Waste Management and Water Quality to support recycling and stormwater efforts in Lexington. We also manage sustainability initiatives and handle the beautification and maintenance of the city's green spaces and corridors.

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Streets & Roads

Streets & Roads maintains all city and county roads, except those on the state and federal highway system.

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Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and daily operation of the city's computerized traffic control system, including first-line response for emergency signal repair.

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Waste Management

The Division of Waste Management is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

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Water Quality

The Division of Water Quality provides citizens of Lexington-Fayette County with wastewater treatment and stormwater management services.

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Paint by Nature: Streamside exhibit celebrates nature

Paint by Nature: Streamside exhibit showcases art inspired by local greenways and streamside restoration projects.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections August 20 – 25

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. ALUMNI DR BLUEBIRD LN BOB O LINK DR BUCKNER CT CHANDLER LN

New multi-way stop at Trent and River Park

Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop sign controls and pavement markings at the intersection of Trent Boulevard and River Park Drive. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, weather permitting.



Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

  1. Paint Kentucky Native Flowers

    7 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

  1. Bees & Butterflies: Creating a pollinator garden in your own backyard

    6 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

  1. Nature Hop wrap-up

    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.