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.

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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Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 6 – 11

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Anniston Dr Arundel Dr Augusta Dr Bellcastle Rd Biloxi Ct

Electronics Recycling Center to reopen July 6

The City’s Electronics Recycling Center, located at 1306 Versailles Road, will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6 with new socially-distant procedures in place. The Center closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New multi-way stop at Blackford Parkway and Bay Springs Drive

Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop sign controls and pavement markings at the intersection of Blackford Parkway and Bay Springs Drive. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, weather permitting.