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Public Works

The Public Works Department provides essential services that enhance the quality of life for Petersburg's citizens, businesses, and visitors.  The responsibilities encompass the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management, and engineering of the city’s infrastructure and public transportation.  This includes:
  • Street maintenance
  • Drainage repairs
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • Traffic signals
  • Maintaining parks and cemeteries
  • Providing reliable transit service
  • Reviewing development plans
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Providing safe and clean drinking water

Public Works Guiding Principles
  • Safety – Zero Tolerance (Employees and Citizens)
    • We are in the business of providing safe and clean drinking water
    • We are in the business of each mile traveled, the journey is safe
  • Collaboration – Resolve issues by using everyone’s talent
    • That includes our customers – let them know the problem and they will assist in the solution
  • Customer Service – Be responsive and accessible
    • Listen, Listen, Listen…
    • Know your customer and be responsive

Contact Us


Steven W. Hicks

Director of Public Works, Transit, and Utilities


103 W. Tabb St.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Ph: 804-733-2355
Fax: 804-732-2030

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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City of Petersburg - Virginia