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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