About the Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of City-owned roads, buildings, stormwater management systems, gardens, parks, vehicles, and equipment. The department also provides solid waste collection and recycling services to single-family residential properties in the City and in the various business districts.
These functions are accounted for in eight divisions. They are Administration, Building Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, Right-of-Way Maintenance, Solid Waste Management, Gardens, Urban Forest, and City Engineer.
Current Public Works Projects
Takoma Park now has an online index of all current City projects. Visit the project directory to see projects that the Public Works Department is currently involved in.
Public Works Sections
Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction
Maryland State Highway Administration's replacement of the Carroll Avenue bridge started on July 25, 2016.
Visit the Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction project page in the Project Inventory to get comprehensive and up to the date project information including links to SHA's detour info.Visit the Project Page
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