Municipal Services

Department Overview

The Public Works Department Municipal Services Division is divided into three main responsibilities: Street Maintenance, Parks Maintenance, and Urban Forestry Management. 

  1. Streets 
  2. Parks 
  3. Forestry

Street Improvements & Repairs

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and up keep up over 65 miles of concrete, asphalt, and asphalt overlay streets within the city limits of Ferguson.

It is the mission of the Department of Public Works to provide the best possible service for pavement management utilizing all available funding, current staff, equipment and vehicles, outside contractors, and a priority driven maintenance system. 

We conduct street re-evaluations every other year on approximately 435 street sections citywide. Each street is evaluated and prioritized based on traffic volume and several condition indicators. 

Rating Scale

The rating scale shown below, rates on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high:

  • 1 to 3 is a high priority street needing immediate attention
  • 4 to 6 is in moderate condition
  • 7 to 10 is in good condition

Streets are then selected for either concrete slab replacement or asphalt overlay. The number of streets scheduled to be repaired depends on the amount of funds budgeted for the fiscal year. Maintenance activities include pothole patching for temporary and permanent repair, preventive maintenance practices such as street sweeping and yearly crack sealing.

Seasonal Services

  1. Snow Removal
  2. Street Sweeping
  3. Christmas Tree Recycling
  4. Mosquito Prevention

Snow Removal

When winter weather hits, our snow removal crews begin the process of plowing and salting to keep our city streets clear for safer travel. Our crews are set up in two 12-hour shifts for 24-hour coverage during winter weather conditions. We clear streets based on priority:

  1. Main primary arteries, dangerous hills, bridges, and schools
  2. Side streets and subdivision streets
  3. Dead end streets and cul-de-sacs (separate smaller plow truck is used)

In most cases the crew will clear two lanes on primary streets and one lane on secondary side streets and subdivision streets. As the storm passes we will then start widening all street access.

Snow Piling

We do not pile snow in front of any driveway. When plowing the streets the plows must push the snow somewhere and snow plows are designed to remove the snow from the street and push it to the side / curb of the streets. This includes the apron of your driveway. There is no way to avoid driveway aprons and plow the street properly.