Ladue Public Works Department

Ladue Public Works Department

Public Works Department

Public Works

Welcome to the City of Ladue Public Works Department Website

The Public Works Department takes pride in serving the residents of Ladue in a number of ways including the following:


  • Brush Removal and Leaf Collection Program
    • Monthly Brush Collection: March – September
    • Fall Leaf Collection: October – December
    • Spring Leaf Collection: April
    • Christmas tree Collection: January
    • Composting of collected material into leaf mulch & wood chip mulch
  • Parks & Grounds
  • Clayton and Warson Planters
    • Plant and maintain
      • Municipal Campus
      • Rodes Park
      • Edie’s Mulch Site entrance
      • 65 Planters located predominantly in business district as well as  Price/Ladue & Ladue & McKnight
      • Centennial Trail
      • Planting beds at Tilles Park and along Clayton Road at Price Road
      • Certain MoDOT landscape areas including portions of the Lindbergh/I-64 interchange and the Ladue/I-170 interchange
  • Fleet & Building Maintenance
    • Procure and maintain the Public Works Department Fleet of Vehicles and Equipment
    • Perform routine preventive maintenance for Police and Administrative Department Vehicles
    • Building maintenance of Public Works Buildings
    • Aid other departments with building maintenance as requested
  • Public Roadway: Right-of-way maintenance
  • Public Works
    • Issuance and inspection of Excavation permits for all work within public right-of-way
    • Pavement Maintenance
      • Pot hole patching
      • Crack sealing
      • Concrete pavement repair
    • Snow and ice removal
    • Vegetation Management
      • Mowing and trimming along City maintained roadways
      • Flail mowing of overhanging vegetation
      • Tree removal and tree trimming
      • Emergency response for tree and debris removal within public right-of-ways
    • Bridge and culverts
      • Roadside swale installation and maintenance
      • Annual bridge and culvert inspection and maintenance
      • Flushing of bridges
      • Debris removal from culverts
  • Major Projects
    • Roadway improvements       
      • McKnight Road from Clayton to Ladue (2014/2015)
      • Conway Road from Lindbergh to Clayton (2014)
      • Price Road from Clayton to Delmar (2015)
    • Sidewalks
      • Litzsinger from Tilles Park to Deer Creek (2013/2014)
      • McKnight Road from Clayton to Ladue (2014/2015)
      • Ladue Road from Salem Estates to Warson (2013)
      • Warson along MICDS (2013)
      • Price Road from Clayton to Delmar (2015)
    • Bridge replacement
      • McKnight Road at Black Creek and Country Club Drainage (2014/2015)
    • Traffic Signals
      • Signal replacement and reconfiguration at Ladue & I-170 (2014)
    • Beautification
      • Citywide Beautification Framework Plan (2014)
      • Rodes Park landscape improvements (2015)
    • Storm water improvements
      • Mulch Site resurfacing and storm water improvements (2014)
      • Old Warson drainage improvements near Warson Estates (2013)
      • Conway Road and Ladue Road bridges – maintenance  (2015)

Please call the Public Works Department if you have any questions at (314) 993-5665. 

Yours very truly,
Anne C. Lamitola, P.E.
Director of Public Works

Storm Water Needs Assessment and website 

The City's has hired an engineering firm, HR Green, to perform a citywide storm water needs assessment.  In order to collect data from the residents of the community, they have created a user-friendly website.   Residents are encouraged to input their storm water concerns directly into the website.  This information, along with input collected at public meetings,  will be compiled into a map and report of the storm water problem areas.  


Click below to report storm water complaints or issues.  Create a username and password, then go to the 'Get Involved' tab to get started:

Project contacts:

Corrected Project email address: 

Project phone number: 636-812-4222




Updated 8-6-15


1.       McKnight Road and Bridge Improvements and Sidewalk Improvements (80% Federal 20% City for Right-of-way and Construction phases) –

  • The project is substantially complete with both bridges complete, all sidewalks, walls, and storm sewers installed, the roadway repaved, landscaping installed, and the pavement striped
  • Gershenson Construction was originally under contract in the amount of $2,316,538.71 with Horner and Shifrin performing the construction administration for the project on behalf of the City for approximately $159,000.  Modest changes have occurred during construction and the final contract quantities are being developed so that the final contract amount can be presented to City Council. 
  • Both bridges were completed by the deadlines outlined in the contract (11/17/14 & 4/17/15)
  • The date of substantial completion was May 22, 2015.
  • Punch list items are in the process of being completed


2.       Price Road improvements: sidewalk and pavement rehabilitation from Delmar to Clayton (80% Federal, 20% City for Design, ROW, and Construction) The City and a right-of-way consultant, O.R. Colan, has completed the acquisition of the necessary easements from 15 property owners.  Final plans have been approved by MoDOT and the City has solicited for bids.  The bids are due on August 13, 2015 and will be presented to City Council on August 17, 2015.  MoDOT will then issue concurrence of award and construction can begin in September.  The contract completion date is June 2016.


3.       Citywide Beautification Framework Plan

  • Bids for the stepping stone installation will be obtained in summer 2015 as part budgeted improvements for the park.
  • Christner is in the processing of making modifications to the concept design and cost estimates for Clayton/Warson Open Space Design and Path Connections. 


4.       Lay Road Improvements (80% Federal Funding, 20% City of Ladue Funding)

The City of Ladue was successful in obtaining federal funds for the Lay Road Improvements project which will consist of the installation of sidewalk on the west side of the road, storm sewer improvements, and pavement rehabilitation.  The funding for the design phase is available 10/1/15.  The request for qualifications for engineering consulting services will be issued in the third quarter of 2015.


5.       Stormwater Needs Assessment (Stormwater Fund)

HR Green was selected to perform the Storm water needs assessment for the City and their contract was approved at the February City Council meeting.


HR Green is well underway with the storm water needs assessment and has walked all of the creek channels in Ladue.  They have developed a project website: where residents can learn more about the project and create data points for problem locations.  This information is linked from the Public Works Departmental page on the City’s website:   HR Green has begun mapping existing complaint data on file with MSD and the City.  They have developed a basic hydraulic model of the entire City which may illustrate problem locations that have not be included on complaints from residents.  Three Public Meetings were held in May and June with over 100 residents attending these meetings.      HR Green was also present at the Dogwood Festival to collect data.  HR Green developed a tri-fold mailer that has been distributed to all households within Ladue that explain the program, provide meeting dates, and the link to the project website.  All input and existing information will be compiled, analyzed, and categorized and provided to the City in a final report.  The needs assessment is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.  The next phase of the project will be the Storm Water Master Plan which will be developed in 2016.






Do you have questions or want to know more about the Public Works Department? Click the links below:


Ladue Department of Public Works
9345 Clayton Rd
Ladue, MO 63124

(314) 993-5665

Upcoming Events

September 14
Zoning Board of Adjustment
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
September 21
City Council Meeting
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
October 7
Public Works Committee Meeting
8:30 AM
9345 Clayton Road
October 19
City Council Meeting
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
October 30
Employee Pension Trustee Meeting
8:30 AM
9345 Clayton Road
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