What we do

Find out about the services Public Works provides to the city.
Respond. Collaborate. Improve.
Respond. Collaborate. Improve.


Our mission is to:

  • Build, operate and maintain the public infrastructure
  • Provide services with a high performing Public Works department
  • Lead with collaboration and public and private engagement as standard business practices

What our divisions do

Public Works facts

Public Works employees design, build, operate and maintain the following: 

8,383 Parking meters

21 billion gallons of clean water

57 Miles of parkways

101,000 Water meters

1,093 miles of roads

100,000 water service connections

81 miles of on-street bikeways

1,800 City vehicles

85 miles of off-street bikeways

100,000 street signs

48,000 street lights

4,042 retaining walls 

99,434 tons of solid waste

820 miles of sanitary sewers

18,026 tons of recyclables

565 miles of storm pipes

411 bridges

22 miles of deep storm tunnels

16 Parking ramps

5.5 Miles of sanitary tunnels

9 surface lots

35,000 manholes

800 signalized intersections

55,000 catch basins

8,000 hydrants

10 storm water ponds

1,000 miles of water pipes


Public Works jobs and internships

You can learn about featured Public Works jobs, internships and job events.

Contact us

Public Works


City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office hours

Open to the Public by Appointment