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Public Works

442 West Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434 map
(757) 514-4355
Fax: (757) 514-7727

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Welcome to the City of Suffolk's Department of Public Works!

Listed below are the many divisions within the Public Works Department, and the services which they provide:

  • Administration - provides oversight for the other division's activities, as well as maintaining a close working relationship with the citizens of Suffolk and our City Council.
  • Engineering/Stormwater Division - provides construction inspection services and plan review services to commercial and residential projects, project management services for Capital Improvements Projects; oversees stormwater environmental programs and illicit discharge programs; and provides property acquisition services.
  • Fleet Management - supports other City departments and agencies by ensuring that City vehicles and equipment are available, dependable, and safe to operate; Fleet Management is currently responsible for approximately 1200 City vehicles and equipment, including police vehicles, fire and rescue apparatus, refuse/sanitation trucks, highway paving equipment, tractors, automobiles, pickup trucks, emergency generators, mowers, and much more.
  • Mosquito Control - provides spraying, larviciding, and surveillance for mosquitoes throughout the City.
  • Litter Control - Adopt-a-Street/Spot, Recycling Drives, Neighborhood Beautification and national and local environmental initiatives.
  • Refuse Division - oversees trash collection services in the City, as well as coordinating with our recycling contractor to ensure that all citizens receive the best service possible.
  • Roadways Division - provides a variety of maintenance and services/repairs, including potholes, paving, bridge repair, ditch maintenance, litter control, removal of dead animals, permits, and street improvements.
  • Traffic Engineering - evaluates, repairs, and upgrades traffic markings, signage, traffic lights and traffic signals; performs traffic and speed studies; also administers the City's street lighting program.
  • Transit - operates the local public transportation bus routes through a partnership with Virginia Regional Transit.

The Suffolk Department of Public Works advises that the Notice of Public Comment Period for the Local Bacteria TMDLs Action Plan is open from Thursday, June 30, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016. Your input is requested on the Draft Local Bacteria TMDLs Action Plan. The City of Suffolk has developed this Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan as required by its General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Phase II MS4 Permit). The Draft Action Plan can be found on the City website at Local_Bacteria_TMDLs_action_plan.pdf or viewed in person at the Public Works Office in City Hall, located on the second floor at 442 West Washington Street.

Comments may be submitted by email to or by mail to the Department of Public Works, Attention David Keeling, 442 West Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 by Thursday, July 30th.


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