The mission of the Department of Public Works is the working, construction, and maintaining of all public roads and bridges, as defined in Title 65 of the Mississippi Code; the operation of a countywide system of road administration as defined in Section 19-2-3; enforcement of certain subdivision regulations as defined in Section 17-1-23; and the implementation of other orders as determined by the Board of Supervisors.
Our vision is to consistently improve the delivery of services to our customers, grow the capabilities and advance the well-being of our staff.
Our employees will treat each other and our customers with courtesy and respect, will show dedication to our mission and will represent the Department and County with dignity.
"Let's Make it Happen" (MIH)!
The Department of Public Works (Department) formerly called the "Road Department" was established as a result of House Bill No. 4, which required the Board of Supervisors (Board) to operate a county wide system of road administration, effective October 1989. The Department operates under policies which have been adopted by the Board and by statutory authority in accordance with Section 65-17-1 of the Mississippi Code.
The administrative head of the Department is the Public Works Director/Road Manager, who is appointed by the Board, and is educated and experienced in the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, and other facets of public works responsibilities.
The Director/Road Manager oversees the construction and maintenance of approximately 900 miles of rural road and small urban roads, including 334 bridges throughout rural Hinds County, Mississippi.
The Department is comprised of four major divisions: Engineering and Development, Planning and Administration, Roadway and Drainage, Construction and Maintenance. Each division is managed and directed by a division head. Each division performs tasks that are unique to its specific purpose.
There are 121 full-time positions assigned to the department, administrative, construction and maintenance.
There are four Hinds County Public Works locations:
- Central Office - Raymond, Mississippi
- North Maintenance District - Bolton, Mississippi
- Southeast Maintenance - Terry, Mississippi
- Southwest Maintenance - Utica, Mississippi
Charles Sims, Engineering Manager
Surveying, Subdivision inspections and approval, design, and construction, heavy haul permits or utility permits