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Mark R. Dettle, Director 
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, California 95060

To see an interactive map of Capital Improvement Projects use this link:

CIP Map of Projects
Scroll down the page to see the map. You can zoom in and click on any point on the map to see the related project information. (Posted May 2013)

NEW: Project Blogs.
You can follow the progress and get details on major Public Works Projects. Links below.


Monday through Friday:
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City Office are Closed on Alternate Fridays. Check the schedule (link) below: 
CLOSED on alternate Fridays

Phone:    831-420-5160
Fax:        831-420-5161

Public Works Week Proclamation


Welcome to the website of the
City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department

Please use the navigation bar on the left and the links below to visit the many Public Works Divisions. If you have suggestions on how to improve the website or ways we can better provide information, please be sure to email us. Also, find and like us on Facebook where you will find updates and project information links.

The Public Works Department provides the city with a variety of services including engineering design, traffic engineering and maintenance, stormwater management, street maintenance, resource recovery management, wastewater management, flood control and parking control.

"Failure to Act:
The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America's Economic Future"
American Society of Civil Engineers Report
The fifth and final report of ASCE

Engineering Updates
Highway 1 and 9 Improvements: Slideshow 
Highway 1 Bridge Widening: Slideshow

Financing Public Works
Public Works Department Budget 2014 Presentation
Public Works Department Budget 2013 Presentation

Organization chart 

Engineering Division
Provides engineering design services, city surveying, maintenance of maps and records, special assessment district administration, and all other basic engineering inspections and services. 

Operations - Fleet and Infrastructure
Includes the following divisions — Streets Division, responsible for constructing and maintaining city streets, sidewalks, and storm drains and flood control management duties; Traffic Maintenance maintains street markings, street signs, street lights and traffic signals; and the Fleet Maintenance Division.

Operations - Resource Recovery
Includes Resource Recovery Collection which is responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street sweeping, and curbside recycling programs; Resource Recovery Facility, responsible for the processing of recycled materials, household hazardous waste, and the operation and maintenance of the landfill.

Traffic Engineering and Parking Division
Performs traffic engineering studies and projects, operates all downtown parking facilities, the wharf gate, and parking control. 

Wastewater Treatment Facility Division
Maintains and operates the Wastewater Treatment Facility and, the Wastewater Mains Division, responsible for operating and maintaining City wastewater pump station facilities, all wastewater collection lines, manholes in the wastewater system.

Measure H: Street Paving Information

Measure H Brochure

Street Overlay Projects: 2012-2013

Street Overlay Projects: 2006-2009 [PDF]
Map now includes recent ARRA (Recovery) Projects

Where your Measure H funds have been used to fix the City streets.

Click here to download your copy of the Measure H brochure. [PDF]

Multi-year Cape Seal Map [PDF]


Public Works Project Updates:



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