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 Aug. 12 – 17

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Commercial Dr   Contract St   Darley Dr   Dartmoor Ct   Durman Dr

Part of Midland Avenue to be milled and paved next week

The north side of Midland Avenue will be milled and paved on Thursday, August 8. The work is needed to address issues with the roadway. If the contractor is unable to complete both the milling and paving in one day, then paving will be completed on August 9.

High Street/Limestone intersection to remain open

The East High Street and South Limestone intersection will remain open to traffic this weekend.



Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

  1. Paint by Nature: Streetside opening

    6 – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

  1. Nature Hop

    11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  2. Nature Hop wrap-up reception

    5 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

  1. Art & Nature

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.