Public Works Week 2021 was May 16 to 22

Boulder County Public Works celebrated the national Public Works Week 2021 starting Sunday, May 16. Public Works Week is an opportunity for everyone to join with county staff to recognize the work these amazing men and women complete each day to build and maintain county infrastructure such as roads, bridges, recycling centers, and buildings.

In a normal year, there would be events planned for residents to meet staff and check out some of their work and even sit in some of the equipment, like dump trucks, sweepers, and graders. Unfortunately, this has not been a normal year. We’re hopeful that if all goes well we’ll have in-person events next year. Until then, if you see a county employee, give them a wave or a smile and say “thanks!” to let them know they are appreciated.

Boulder County Public Works FactsChild watching a road maintenance loader operator work

The county’s Public Works Department if comprised of five groups: Building Services, Transportation Engineering, Fleet, Road Maintenance, and Resource Conservation.

  • The mechanics and parts specialists of Fleet are responsible for maintaining almost all of the county’s vehicles and equipment, from cars and trucks to mowers and front-end loaders. That’s more than 800 pieces of equipment. The only vehicles they don’t work on are the Sheriff’s who have their own mechanics.
  • The dedicated staff of the Resource Conservation work hard to ensure that residents have access to resourced designed to prevent waste from going to area landfills. They help operate and maintain recycling centers, transfer stations, and the county’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility. In 2020, their tremendous efforts were acknowledged with a National Recycling Coalition (NRC) award for “Outstanding Government Diversion Program.” Learn more about their campaigns and accolades.
  • Building Services designs, constructs, and maintains all of the county’s building, from the downtown Boulder Courthouse to the County Fairgrounds in Longmont. They spent the last year installing safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Road Maintenance crews are responsible for ensuring several hundred miles of county roads are safe for all to use. They also maintain dozens of bridges and hundreds of culverts throughout the county.
  • Engineering’s team members are responsible for designing and building the county’s vast transportation network, both roads and trails. Learn more about the projects they’re working on.

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Boulder, CO 80304

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Boulder, CO 80306