Public Works Department

Public Works
2121 Peger Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 -Map

P. (907) 459-6770
F. (907) 456-6276

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 5:30PM


Michael J. Schmetzer, P.E.
City Engineer
Email Michael Schmetzer

MANAGER NAME
Manager Title
Form to Department Manger

The primary responsibility of the Public Works Department is to maintain City streets, which includes approximately 350 lane miles of road and associated sidewalks, traffic signals, signage, streetlights, and storm drain system.  During the winter months, activities include snow plowing and street sanding.  During the summer months, activities include street sweeping, storm drain cleaning, resolving drainage issues, clearing ditches, patching potholes, pavement resurfacing, restriping roads, and miscellaneous repairs to sidewalks, signals, signs, streetlights, and storm drain system components.The Public Works Department is also responsible for weekly garbage collection service to over 6,300 residential customers, managing collection and auction of impounded vehicles, abatement of condemned buildings, providing traffic control and street closures for community events, and maintenance of all City-owned buildings, vehicles, and equipment, including those of the City Police and Fire Departments.The Public Works Department is dedicated to working with Fairbanks residents to make the City a great place to live and work.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question, comment, or concern.

GARBAGE COLLECTION SERVICE

IMPOUNDS & AUCTIONS

Contact: Bruce Carpenter (907) 459-6741

CONTACT US
Need to report a pothole? Damaged sign? Clogged culvert or storm drain inlet? Burned out streetlight? Debris in the roadway?

Contact the Department at (907) 459-6770.

Also, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [Web Link]

*Please note the City no longer owns and operates the water and sewer utilities. Please contact Utility Services of Alaska, Inc. at (907) 479-3118 or visit www.akwater.com