Keeping our community moving; National Public Works Week celebrates transportation and infrastructure experts

Whether filling a pothole, monitoring traffic flow, inspecting a construction project or driving a snow plow, the Overland Park Public Works department monitors and maintains more than 2,000 lane miles of streets along with traffic signals, bridges and storm sewer systems throughout the City. 

The American Public Works Association recognizes May 21-27 as National Public Works Week, celebrating the dedicated professionals who create and maintain City infrastructure. Overland Park is grateful for the more than 100 Public Works staff members dedicated to making streets safe, improving traffic movement, streamlining maintenance and much more. 

Public Works operates four divisions across the City:

Public Works administration directs and coordinates work areas, provides leadership to fulfill department objectives and trains department staff.


The engineering division is responsible for planning, designing and managing infrastructure construction and for the major maintenance of streets, bridges, and storm sewer systems.


The maintenance division keeps the City’s traffic management devices, streets, stormwater system, vehicles and equipment in working order.

Traffic Services 

The traffic services division plans, designs, and manages the City’s traffic flow, including installation and operation of signals and signs, consideration of safety improvements, and development of alternative transportation options.

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