Public Works



We are located at 180 NE Gum Swamp Road

Contact us at (386) 758-5400 Monday through Friday, From 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


Thomas Henry
Director of Public Works
180 NE Gum Swamp Road
Lake City, Florida 32055
(386) 758-5400
Fax: (386) 758-5402
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Mission Statement

Our goal is to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations for streets in a productive and efficient manner.

We plan to train and develop to meet the future growth. The Public Works Department will continue the process of improvement through public and employee trust, flexibility, innovation, competitiveness, responsibility and accountability, with employee excellence and satisfaction. We will support all City departments.

Emergency Callout Crew

The Public Works Department has employees who are on standby for emergency purposes. Citizens usually notify the Lake City Police Department at (386) 758-5344 to report any emergencies. Standby personnel are usually called out for the following types of emergencies:

  • Flooding of streets
  • Missing manhole lids
  • Cave-ins from leaking storm pipes
  • Trees blocking streets from stormy weather

Public Works is responsible for the City’s infrastructure, including the construction, maintenance and repair of street, parks, signs, signalization, streetlights, storm drains, and sidewalk repairs. Public Works is also responsible for the repair and maintenance of all City facilities. The Department also assists with special events and installs holiday decorations and City banners along the roadways. The goal of the Public Works Department is to provide top quality, professional, efficient and timely delivery of services to City Residents, business and City departments.


Traffic Control Department

The Traffic Control Department is responsible for the continued implementation of progressive public safety through the use of traffic signalization, signage, and pavement markings. Traffic Control maintains traffic control signage and traffic control lighting within the City of Lake City limits. All new sign posts are installed with the latest state of the art “break-away” posts to minimize vehicular damage and possible injury.

Recently, the Traffic Control Division installed new light emitting diode (LED) bulbs in all traffic signals in order to reduce energy consumption, bulb maintenance and improved motorist visibility. Energy costs have been cut in half since the LED bulbs were installed.



Facilities and Grounds Department

The Facilities and Grounds Department maintains City Hall and other city facilities, medians and parks, by providing custodial, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, irrigation and ball field maintenance services. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that all city owned facilities remain hazard-free, in optimum working condition, and aesthetically pleasing.

Facilities maintenance is a service program, which can be broken into three groups, each performing tasks within their respective disciplines or trades. This program preserves the City’s physical building assets, maintains a proper work environment for city employees, maintains safe and pleasant facilities for the general public, and supports city departments at City- sponsored special events and operational requests.




Streets and Drainage Division

The Streets and Drainage Division maintains the streets, drainage, rights-of-way, and sidewalks within the City’s corporate limits in accordance with local and State laws. Streets and Drainage Division provides a street sweeping and storm water inlet cleaning program to minimize the pollution entering our lake systems. All curbed streets are swept on a weekly basis. All storm inlets are inspected and cleaned (if necessary) on an annual basis.




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