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.

Building Inspection

Building Inspection's goal is to ensure safe construction of projects by enforcing the Kentucky Building Code. 

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Engineering

The Division of Engineering oversees the design and construction of capital infrastructure projects, ensures new development is compliant with the community’s standards, and manages permitting within the public right-of-way.

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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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News

Manchester Street to be closed at High Street for construction

A short section of Manchester Street, formerly South Jefferson Street, will be temporarily closed to traffic starting on Tuesday, May 28 for construction related to Town Branch Park. This closure is expected to last until early fall.

Memorial Day waste collection schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no city waste collection on Monday, May 27.

Part of South Mill to be closed for sanitary sewer work

South Mill Street will be temporarily closed to traffic between High Street and Maxwell Street starting on Tuesday, May 28 for sanitary sewer construction. The roadway is expected to reopen by early fall.

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