Public Works

Responsibilities

The Public Works Department is responsible for the following:

  • Street maintenance and construction
  • Garbage and brush collection and disposal
  • Water and sewer line maintenance and construction
  • Maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and cemeteries
  • Water turn-ons and turn-offs
  • Water meter readings for billing purposes

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance

March 20, 2017 

On Monday 27 March, a Public Works crew will begin semiannual testing and inspection of fire hydrants throughout the city distribution system. Testing should be complete by the end of the week, but may be delayed by emergencies or weather. If delays occur the work will be completed the week of 3 April. Maintenance consists of checking all valves for proper operation and identifying leaks. All work will be performed during normal work hours, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

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East Nelson Street (Route 60) Drainage Improvement Project

January 10, 2017 

The City of Lexington’s E. Nelson Street Drainage Improvement project will commence Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This project involves replacing an aged, structurally deficient, and inadequate 36” storm drain with new and larger pipe. This line crosses E. Nelson Street in the vicinity of the Walker Street intersection, running from just above the Sheetz entrance to the BB&T bank across the street.

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