Welcome to the City of Fresno Public Works Department, where we have over 300 employees dedicated to the mission of Building a Better Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California. We are a diverse department made of six operating divisions who work in close coordination to deliver services to our 515,000 citizens every day. We are responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of our network of expressways, major arterials, neighborhood streets, bicycle lanes and trails throughout the City. We deliver public infrastructure projects in a timely and cost-effective manner for a variety of City departments and for a wide variety of projects such as parks, sewer and water facilities, public buildings, street resurfacing, pedestrian/bicycle projects and traffic flow improvements. We maintain not only the 3,400 lane miles of streets, but also the sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, street sweeping operations, landscaped median islands and buffers, parks and open space landscaping, our urban forest of street trees, trails and numerous City buildings. The Department also manages the Traffic Operations Center, oversees the Citywide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program and administers the impact fee programs through which new development pays for essential infrastructure. We review, approve and inspect all improvements in the public right-of-way for new residential, commercial and industrial development throughout the City. In addition, Public Works is a first responder in natural disasters and other emergencies such as storms, flooding and high winds, with staff on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, prepared for rapid and effective response to protect lives and property.

We hope that you will find the information on our web site to be useful and interesting. Our main department phone number is (559) 621-8650 and our email address is if you would like to contact us. And thank you again for your interest in the City of Fresno Public Works Department.