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Public Works

The Public Works department administers a variety of annual programs that affect the health, convenience and comfort of City residents and the community, including the maintenance and repair of all City streets, bridges, stormwater lines and sidewalks, as well as a comprehensive traffic signal and signing network; the design of public works projects and review of related construction; the maintenance and repair of all City motorized equipment; the collection and disposal of solid waste; and the maintenance and repair of City owned buildings.

Departmental Goals

To provide a balanced network of various modes of transportation and a safe and efficient system of inner‑city travel; to provide safe, potable water in adequate quantities; to promote resource conservation and increased public awareness of issues facing public works; to provide for the safe disposal and treatment of solid waste, and to promote increased efficiencies in all public works operations.

Department 2017 Budget PowerPoint

Contact Information

Craig Messinger
Interim Director
610-437-7587
Fax: 610-437-7614
Craig.Messinger@Allentownpa.gov