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: April 10-14

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Barnwell Ln Beaumont Centre Cir/Ln/Pkwy Burns Ct Carrington Ct

Lexington groups honoring April babies with tree seedlings

America in Bloom-Lexington and Baptist Health Lexington are teaming up this month to expand Lexington’s tree canopy and honor babies born at the hospital.

Complete road closure scheduled at the Walton Avenue railroad crossing

There will be a complete road closure of the railroad crossing on Walton Avenue near Winchester Road between 9 a.m. Monday, April 10, and 3 p.m. Friday, April 14.   The closure is necessary to redo the railway road crossing.