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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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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Traffic pattern change at Brigadoon Parkway and Nicholasville Road

Brigadoon Parkway at Nicholasville Road is becoming a right-in, right-out intersection to improve safety and traffic flow. The changeover is scheduled to take place early in the week of November 5.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections Oct. 30 – Nov. 4

Residents on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Certain conditions may cause this schedule to change.

City hosting Household Hazardous Waste event on Oct. 28

Fayette County residents can dispose of household hazardous materials on Saturday, Oct. 28. The city’s fall Household Hazardous Waste event will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.