Public Works Department

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide exceptional public transportation, stormwater management, flood control and subdivision development services to the citizens of Norman.

The Public Works Department is organized into the Administrative level to include the Director of Public Works and a Management Analyst and 6 functional divisions: Engineering, Fleet, Streets, Stormwater Quality & Maintenance, Traffic Control and Transit & Parking. The Department delivers public transportation, stormwater management, flood control and subdivision development services through development facilitation, construction, rehabilitation and the operation and maintenance of critical public infrastructure. It also supports every municipal department through specification development, acquisition assistance and maintenance of the City vehicle and equipment fleet.

Mission:  The Mission of the Administration Division is to provide management support to the Engineering, Fleet, Stormwater, Streets, Traffic Control and Transit & Parking Divisions.

Goals: 

  • Evaluate and identify present and future community needs, establish priorities, formulate long and short range public works plan.  Research, develop and implement new strategies for innovative and improved service. 
  • Ensure all work is performed in conformance with appropriate standards and specifications and maintain awareness of federal and state regulations as they apply to various areas within the Public Works Department. 
  • Establish goodwill and resolve/respond to various issues by attending meetings, and through correspondence with various County, State and Federal regulatory agencies, civic and business associations, representatives of the press, City officials, citizens, and other City departments. 
  • Improve the appearance of the community through implementation of specific projects and programs. 
  • Implement American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Program with an eye toward “continuous improvement”.

Objectives:

  • Coordinate major highway improvement projects with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation including Interstate 35, State Highway 9, and US Highway 77 and Robinson Street Underpass.
  • Continue the process of compliance with EPA and ODEQ Phase II Storm Water regulations by fulfilling the requirements of the NPDES permit and educate the community on the regulations.
  • Reduce traffic congestion/delay by monitoring and upgrading current Traffic Signal Timing Program, capital projects and other pro-active traffic system improvements. 
  • Enhance traffic safety by continuing the Traffic Calming Program. 
  • Expand the City beautification program started as a litter control program including a right-of-way mowing and edging program through contract services and enhanced street sweeping operations. 
  • Enhance City’s storm water management and flood control programs through the successful completion of the Storm Water Master Plan.

Public Works Organizational Chart

Public Works Organizational Chart

Accessibility and Inclusion Statement

It is the policy of the City of Norman that no person or groups of persons shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, including marriage to a person of the same sex, disability, retaliation, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in employment activities or in all programs, services, or activities administered by the City, its recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors. In the event of any comments, complaints, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services regarding accessibility or inclusion, please contact the ADA Technician at 405-366-5424, Relay Service: 711. To better serve you, five (5) business days’ advance notice is preferred.