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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New multi-way stop at St. Ann Drive at St. Mathilda Drive/St. Phillip Drive

Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop sign controls and pavement markings at the intersection of St. Ann Drive at St. Mathilda Drive/St. Phillip Drive. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, weather permitting.

Sewer line break causes fish kill in East Hickman Creek

Discharge of untreated sewage into East Hickman Creek led to a fish kill on Tuesday.

James Lane to be closed as bridge is rebuilt

City to replace bridge on James Lane starting on Monday, July 6.