Public Works Admin. & Engineering
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Lee's Summit Public Works is committed to promoting and supporting our community's quality of life by working to provide:
- safe and efficient infrastructure;
- responsive services;
- ethical and equitable customer service.
Lee's Summit Public Works aspires to provide outstanding services in an effort to achieve community and organizational goals in accordance with the City's core values. Growth, re-development and maintenance will be accommodated through progressive planning and implementation. Employees are critical to our success, and we are committed to promoting a positive work environment.
The Engineering Division provides the City with technical expertise for managing the City’s infrastructure from concept through construction. The division deals primarily with the City’s capital projects program. Technical areas include transportation, traffic, stormwater, water, sanitary sewer, construction management and inspections. Staff members also provide technical support to the airport, solid waste and operations division of Public Works as well as the Water Utilities Department.
Traffic Engineering provides overall long term guidance and direction on traffic management issues including signing, signals, traffic modeling, and current customer service issues.
Engineering and support staff members throughout the division are responsible for management and/or completion of the engineering design, right of way acquisition, and bidding of roadway, bridge, airport, traffic signal, streetlight, stormwater, water and sanitary sewer projects in conformance with the criteria contained in the City’s Design and Construction Manual.
The Construction Management group is responsible for construction administration and inspections of major capital projects including roadways, bridges, traffic signals, streetlights, stormwater, water and sanitary sewer system projects. The Public Works Inspections subgroup monitors the construction of privately constructed facilities. Staff also monitors erosion control on construction projects and regulates activity in the public right of way.
Customer service is provided by multiple staff members and includes providing infrastructure records as well as basic technical information on floodplains, drainage concerns, traffic concerns, and easement and right-of-way information.
Public Works Engineering also takes the lead in preparing the annual update to the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, a planning document which outlines the anticipated infrastructure improvements for the next five years. Information on the status of projects included in the current Capital Improvements Plan can be found on the Capital Project Status page.