Public Works Week is an awareness campaign, educational opportunity and celebration of Public Works Departments in communities nationwide. Here in Chattanooga it will be observed May 20-26 with a number of activities.
A “Touch a Truck” event is geared toward kids of all ages who would like to see some of the Public Works vehicles (vacuum truck, hook lift with mini excavator, paint truck, derrick digger, etc) up close. That display will be at Coolidge Park on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
A Community Outreach Day consisting of Public Works vehicles and educational displays for all of the responsibilities that the Public Works Department holds (brush collection, road design and repair, street lights, traffic signals, code enforcement, drivers education, special event and construction street closures, parking lot design, sight obstruction, traffic signals, road signage, water quality, waste disposal, speed humps, etc.) is scheduled for the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.