The Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of publically-owned infrastructure in the City*. If you would like to request maintenance, contact the Public Works Department at 816.969.1800 or publicworks@cityofLS.net.
*I-470, US-50, M-291 and M-150 along with the respective interchanges and frontage roads are generally owned and maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), 888-Ask-MoDOT (888-275-6636). Any maintenance requests for the state highway system should be directed to MoDOT. As noted below, many streetlights within the City are owned and maintained by KCP&L.
Potholes occur throughout City streets as a result of adverse weather, heavy traffic, etc. Potholes will be repaired within one working day of notification, weather permitting.
Right-of-Way (ROW) Mowing
More than 450 acres of ROW are mowed by the City each year, including medians, landscaped ROW, along streets that are adjacent to agriculturally-zoned rural property, and City-owned property. NOTE: it is the responsibility of individual property owners to mow and maintain vegetation in the ROW along their property.
The Public Works Department generally maintains and repairs sidewalks along public street ROW; however, sidewalks along private roads or alleys are the responsibility of the private property owner to maintain. This is often the case in subdivisions with homeowner's associations (HOAs). NOTE: snow removal from sidewalks through private property is the responsibility of the private property owner.
Curb may be repaired with either an asphalt patch, which is the most efficient and least costly method for repairs of small, isolated issues, or the entire curb may be replaced if offsets are causing drainage issues, or if d-cracking is so severe that extensive patching would have a very short lifespan. Contact Public Works if you would like to have a small area of curb evaluated.
Using a street sweeper, the Public Works Department sweeps every curbed street within the City (more than 740 miles of streets and 900 cul-de-sacs) each year, at the following frequency:
- Primary routes: 4 times/year
- Secondary routes: 2 times/year
- Residential routes: 1 time/year
- Downtown district: every Thursday night, beginning April 1
The only streetlights that the City owns and maintains are along the following primary roads and areas:
||Todd George Road
||Woods Chapel Road
Streetlights along I-470, US-50, and M-150 are owned and maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation, District 4, 888-Ask-MoDOT (888-275-6636). All other streetlights in the City, including most of the streetlights in residential areas, are owned and maintained by Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L), 816.471.KCPL (5275). When requesting maintenance, please identify nearest address or street intersection and, if possible, the identification number on the light pole, to expedite the response.
The Public Works Department maintains and repairs traffic signals and traffic control devices located in the City's ROW. Traffic signals and control devices located along I-470, US-50, and M-150 along with the respective interchanges and frontage roads are generally owned and maintained by MODOT, District 4, 888-Ask-MoDOT (888-275-6636).