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Our Mission Statement:  
Protecting and providing quality public improvements and services. 

Vision Statement:      
Public Works ~ A Well-Engineered Machine

Department Overview:  

The Public Works Department is responsible for managing a comprehensive and ambitious improvement program designed to meet the current and future needs of the community and to protect the City's physical and natural assets.  Capital projects include improvements to the City's roads, intersections, bridges, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, water quality and environmental features, piers, water and sewer systems, streetlighting, public buildings and parks.  In September 2010, the divisions of Harbor Resources and Water Quality & Conservation were added to the Public Works Department to improve the City's efficiency in bay dredging and environmental and water concerns.

Another core service area focuses on the use of engineering expertise to solve problems, promote a safe and efficient transportation system, and serving as a liaison between homeowners and utility companies for processing utility underground assessment districts.  Public Works adds quality and safety to our lives through the use of engineered controls and measures such as traffic signals, signage, and the maintenance of streets.

Public Works also protects public property from unpermitted encroachments, ensures the safety of utility company activities, private construction and special events in the public right-of-way, and reviews plans for residential and commercial development as they relate to the public right-of-way. 

Contact the Public Works Department

Phone:  949-644-3311 Fax: 949-644-3318 Email:

Regular Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

City Hall

100 Civic Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660



Mailing Address
Public Works Department
PO Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA 92658




The Harbor Resources Division is located at 829 Harbor Island Drive, Newport Beach, 92660 and can be reached by calling 949-644-3034.
The Municipal Operations Department is located at 592 Superior Avenue, Newport Beach, 92663 and can be reached by calling 949-644-3055 









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Mariners Mile Construction Project
Traffic lanes have been shifted and crews are mobilizing to begin phase one of the Orange County Sanitation District's sewer line replacement project. Significant traffic impacts are expected and alternate routes are recommended along West Coast Highway from Dover Drive to Prospect Street.
Traffic Advisory: Domingo Drive Lane Closure starting Saturday, 9/13
Northbound lane closure on Domingo Drive between Amigos Way and Mar Vista through October 17.
Traffic Advisory:  Intermittent Lane Closures on Southbound Newport Coast Drive at Pelican Hill Road North
Intermittent Lane Closures on southbound Newport Coast Drive at Pelican Hill Road North while the Irvine Ranch Water District repairs a leak in a recycled water main.
Traffic Advisory: Signal Work Continues at San Joaquin Hills Rd & Marguerite Ave
Signal work continues at the San Joaquin Hills Road and Marguerite Avenue intersection. While work is taking place, this signal will be treated as a 4-way stop.
Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures on University Drive between Jamboree Rd and La Vida 9/15 through 9/26
The slow lane and bicycle lane on eastbound University Drive from Jamboree Road to La Vida will be closed intermittently September 15 through September 26 while So Cal Gas repairs a gas main.

Last updated: 5/20/2014 9:53:20 AM