City of Bethlehem

Public Works

Director/City Engineer - Michael Alkhal, P.E.
610-865-7050

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintenance and construction of the City’s public infrastructure and direct basic services to Bethlehem city residents.

  • Engineering Bureau: Matthew Dorner, Chief of Engineering 610-865-7051
    Provides engineering services to all city departments, reviews development plans, issues permits for all activities in or affecting street right of way, and provides oversight for all activities in right of way.
  • Streets Bureau: Robert Kitzhoffer, Superintendent of Streets 610-865-7065 Responsibilities include but are not limited to street paving, leaf collection, street sign repair, pothole repair, and snow removal. Pothole Hotline - 610-865-7053. Leaf collection begins late October and continues thru Christmas (December 25th).
  • Mechanical Bureau: Thomas Ridgick, Fleet Manager 610-865-7138 Responsible for maintaining the City’s fleet including police vehicles, fire equipment, EMS, and heavy construction equipment.
  • Electrical Maintenance: Greg Cryder, City Electrician 610-865-7108
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to street lights, traffic signal lights, electrical support to special events, Christmas lighting, Bethlehem Star, safety communication system maintenance, and electrical support to all public buildings.
  • Traffic Maintenance: Tiffany Wells, Traffic Supervisor 610-997-7960
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to street closings, line paintings, traffic evaluations, and traffic control signs.
  • Urban Forestry: Cindy Smith, City Forester - 610-865-7073
    Provides permits for tree planting, removing, pruning or performing tree surgery within the public right-of-ways (streets). Call for information on recommended trees for planting in the city and how to maintain them.

The Department of Public Works in Bethlehem, PA has created a Facebook page to keep citizens and interested parties up to date with all the happenings within the City as they relate to Public Works projects and services. We invite you to like our page and please bear with us as we continue to grow our social media presence for the betterment of our community!

 
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