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Public Works Department

Department Director: Philo S. Shelton III
Location: 1000 Central Avenue
Suite 160
Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Department Phone: (505) 662-8150
Fax: (505) 662-8109

The Public Works Department with its various divisions works as one entity to serve the communities needs and effectively maintains a high quality of life for Los Alamos County residents and businesses. The Public Works Department continually develops innovative ways to deliver services in a cost effective manner and environmentally sound practices with a focus on strategic planning and the use of new technology to meet the needs now and into the future.

The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit.

The functional responsibilities of the Public Works Department encompass the County’s Transportation System, waste collection and recycling and county facilities. Activities include planning, designing, and construction of the County’s infrastructure; managing the County’s environmental program; operation and maintenance of the County’s streets and traffic control network; and operation of the Airport and Atomic City Transit. The department is also responsible for providing maintenance (custodial, and preventative) services to the forty-five County buildings.

Please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns, or just to let us know how we're doing!

 Citizen Advisory Boards

The following citizen advisory Boards fall under the purview of the Public Works Department. These Boards make informed recommendations to the County Council in the specified subject area.