Public Works Department

National Public Works Week

History

Every year National Public Works Week gets bigger and better. The number of participating municipalities continues to grow, which means the number of citizens who are exposed to the value of public works grows. At the American Public Works Association (APWA) one of our main goals is to educate the public about the value and necessities of public works projects throughout North America, and public works professionals like you are our best ambassadors.

Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, our more than 30,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

This year, the APWA is proud to announce "Stronger Together" as the theme for the 2021 National Public Works Week (banner above). This past year's there were many challenges, and we want our members and their citizens to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.

Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez and the City Council have approved and issued a proclamation to honor the City of Doral Public Work’s employees who help keep our community’s strength by working together to provide an infrastructure of services in transportation, road improvements, stormwater, public buildings and spaces, fleet management, grounds, emergency management and first response, and right-of-way management. Public Works provides togetherness needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services.

National Public Works Week (NPWW) is commemorated from May 16th – May 22, 2021


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Mission:
The Mission of the Public Works Department (PWD) is to construct, maintain and preserve a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing public infrastructure in Doral for the residents and visitors while providing the highest levels of customer service and responsiveness.

Vision:
The City of Doral Public Works Department strives to provide exceptional public service to address the City’s most pressing infrastructure needs in a proactive and innovative manner, with the use of innovate technology, practices, and standards, all the while maintaining open and transparent communication, with the intention of building a sustainable community of the highest quality for present and future generations. 

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Responsiveness
  • Leadership
  • Dependability

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There is only one road and it is up to the bicyclist and motorist to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the Law is the foundation for this respect, but the law itself is simply a codification of the rules of movement that make all road users predictable to one another. Find out more....what Laws apply, Bikeway Map, Safety Rules....

Permits

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The PWD issues  permits for all work performed within the public right-of-way while work performed on private property is permitted through the Building Department, which may also need a Public Works sub-permit. The PWD also operates the City of Doral Stormwater Utility to ensure the efficient management of the stormwater runoff within City boundaries.  The PWD also, provides administration for projects within the Capital Improvement Plan to facilitate timely and cost effective construction of improvements.

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

The PWD has the responsibility of establishing the Hurricane Plan and coordination with the Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management for response to natural and man-made disasters. See our  Huricane-Readiness tips to be prepared.

Adopt A Street

We have established the  Adopt-a-Street Program that is a litter removal program, where companies, groups or organizations have the opportunity to adopt a one mile stretch of street for two year to cleanup the public right-of-way. Click on the link to see which streets are available for adoption.

PWD coordinates the  Private Haulers Franchise, under which we regulate the private haulers that operate within the City. All entities that engage in the collection of waste need to obtain a Franchise to work within the City limits.

Going Green!

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Going Green is the latest trend, we only have one earth and we need to take care of it now before it is too late.  Please try to do your part in any way that you can.  The City of Doral Environmental Advisory Board (DEAB) meets every month to discuss environmental issues, policies and possible sustainable solutions.  Everyone interested in attending can check the  Events Calendar for upcoming meetings.  Help create public involvement into the Committee's work and provide solutions for our future generations.