Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and improving all publicly-owned streets, medians, storm drains, traffic signals and traffic control devices, as well as City-owned parks, slopes, and facilities. Public Works also manages numerous City programs to include stormwater, solid waste, recycling, Pavement Management, and Capital Improvements.

Public Works is Award Winning!

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Niguel Hills Middle School Safety Program

Public Works was honored with the 2023 American Planning Association (APA) Award of Excellence, the 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Planning Project Award, and the 2022 American Public Works Association "Creative & Innovative" Project of the Year Award for the Niguel Hills Middle School Safety Program. This collaborative effort involved student art, engineering, and education as a model for other agencies to improve safety for youth and travelers alike.



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The Salt Creek Wetland Mitigation Project

Public Works was honored with the 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project Award and the 2022 American Public Works Association (APWA) "Storm Water Quality" Project of the Year Award for its habitat restoration of the Salt Creek Wetland Mitigation Project, which not only evaluated the success of restoration but also public outreach and engagement.

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Crown Valley Park Improvement Project

Public Works was honored with the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Urban or Land Development Project Award for its improvement of Crown Valley Park. This extensive project was comprised of three phases and took seven years to complete. The Project included several unique environmental and  safety aspects: a sensored sprayground and a forest-themed playground; renovation of a stream bed as a wetland site, which improved the water quality;  a new culvert to prevent storm flooding and park closures during rain events; and a new pedestrian bridge. Also part of this Project was the completion of a three-story, 30,000 square foot Community Center all ages to engage in educational, social, and recreational opportunities. 

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Your PUBLIC WORKS Team

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For further information

Contact the Public Works Department by phone at (949) 362-4337 or E-mail.