Public Works

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide the necessary training and resources to its employees that allow them to provide services to the City's residents accurately, timely, compliant with current codes, and in a professional and responsive manner that leads to customer satisfaction.

The vision of the Public Works Department is to see that its efforts result in improved public streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, bridges, rights of way, public buildings, solid waste removal, and traffic safety; providing convenience, comfort and safety to the users of public infrastructure.

NOTE: The Public Works Department maintains 1185 lane miles of roadway. In addition to these streets, the Missouri Department of Transportation is responsible for treating Interstate I-70, M-291 Highway, US 24 Highway, US 40 Highway and M-78 Highway (23rd Street) through Independence. MoDOT also treats Truman Road from Spring Street west to the city limits. During winter weather check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for current conditions of these roads.

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