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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

About Us

Mission Statement

The Department of Public Works’ mission is to construct and maintain the highest quality of safe and sustainable transportation facilities for users of vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and rail transportation, in order to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for economic development for all New Orleanians.


Lt. Col. Mark Jernigan, P.E., PMP is the Director of the Department of Public Works. He oversees five divisions with a staff of 150 employees.

For individual staff contacts, click Contact Us.

For a snapshot overview of DPW's roads program, click here.


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Last updated: 1/18/2017 10:37:25 AM

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