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Is New Jersey Ready for Another Tough Winter?
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Public Works by the Numbers


lane miles of county roads


fixed bridges and culverts


street lights and traffic signs


buildings with a total of


sq. feet of public buildings


light bulbs changer per year


tons of hot mix asphalt for pavement repairs


citizens served

Welcome to the Department of Public Works

The official website for the Department of Public Works is your 24-hour resource for finding county public works information, requesting county services and more.

Our mission is to enhance and sustain a healthy quality of life for every citizen and customer by providing efficient administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical engineering of the county's infrastructure. There is always a lot happening. Working together we will continue Putting Essex County First!

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Interactive County Map

Use the interactive map to find information that's relevant to you! Now you can browse the County Street Sweeping and Leaf Pickup Schedules by location.

Upcoming Events View all

Current Projects View all

Essex County Roadway Paving 2015

Essex County, NJ

South Orange Ave. Improvements

Maplewood & Milburn, NJ

Local Concept Development Study For Clay Street Bridge Over Passaic River

Borough of East Newark & City of Newark, NJ

Helpful Resources

The Seal of Essex County

The County of Essex, NJ Website


New Jersey Department of Transportation

Travel and Transit info with Live Traffic Cameras

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority