Public Works Department

Telephone: (504) 468-7515 



For sewerage information or to report sewerage related problems within City owned right-of-way (public property), please call 504-468-7292.


·     Drainage Pump Stations and Canals


Drainage Pump Stations and canals fall under the jurisdiction of the Jefferson Parish Drainage Department.  Questions/inquiries/complaints relating to these facilities should be referred to the following agency:


*Jefferson Parish Drainage Department 


  Ph:  736-6753 or 736-6578 (regular working hours)


  Ph:  736-6006/736-6009 (after hours, holidays)



·     Water System


The water system falls under the jurisdiction of the Jefferson Parish Water Department.  Questions/inquiries/complaints relating to this system should be referred to the following agency:


*Jefferson Parish Water Department


  Ph:  736-6742 or 736-6724 (regular working hours)


  Ph:  838-4363 (after hours, holidays)



·      State Routes


State Routes throughout Kenner are under the jurisdiction of the State DOTD.  Questions regarding traffic signals, roadway conditions, traffic control signs/striping, etc… should be referred to the following agency:


*State DOTD


  Ph:  437-3105 or 437-3107 (regular working hours)


  Ph:  437-3104 (after hours, holidays)


These routes are:


Williams Boulevard (Airline Dr. to Joe Yenni Blvd.)

Jefferson Highway/Rev. Richard Wilson Dr. (Filmore St. to City boundary line to the West) 

Airline Drive (Filmore St./Roosevelt Blvd. to City boundary line to the west)

I-10 and entrance/exit ramps



·     Levee along River/Lake


Questions/inquiries/complaints relating to these levees, as well as bike/pedestrian path should be referred to the following agency:


*East Jefferson Levee District


          Ph:  733-0087


The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of the City of Kenner's infrastructure as it pertains to streets, drainage, street lights, traffic signals and many city buildings.  
  • Streets and Drainage
  • Street Lights
  • Traffic

The functions of the Public Work Department include, but are not limited to the following operations:

  • Maintenance of a series of city owned buildings and properties
  • Maintenance of a number of streetlights and traffic signals
  • Maintenance of medians and landscapes under city jurisdiction
  • Maintenance of streets, bridges and drainage system
  • Management of capital projets relating to streets, bridges, drainage and parkways.


DRAINAGE: This division is responsible for the maintenance of all subsurface drainage within the city. This is essential in minimizing/eliminating street flooding. One of the problems relating to street ponding can be attributed to debris, such as leaves, grass, silt and other objects flowing or deposited into catch basins in most areas. Maintenance consists of flushing pipes, clearing drains of debris on a regular basis and repairing or replacing drains and drain lines on an as needed basis to improve flow. This division also installs new drains (as need be) in an effort to alleviate flooding in problem areas.  Maintenance of drainage canals and pump stations falls under the jurisdiction of the Jefferson Parish Drainage Dept.  (Ph: (504) 736-6753)


STREETS: Responsible for all concrete and asphalt street repairs and resurfacing work of approximately two hundred twenty-five (225) miles of city streets. These street repairs can vary in nature from concrete panel replacements to minor patchwork and resurfacing. Duties also include, but are not limited to curb repair. striping, installation of traffic control signs, etc.... (Ph: (504) 468-7515)

Maintenance of State Routes such as Jefferson Hwy./Rev. Richard Wilson Dr., Airline Dr., Williams Blvd. and I-10 falls under the jurisdiction of the State Dept of Transportation and Development (Ph: (504) 437-3100)



This division is responsible for maintenance and installation of all traffic control signs and street signs, processes all traffic related complaints from the general public and other City agencies; fire, police, etc.



The Street Light Division provides electrical services for many City buildings/facilities and handles electrical related services for special projects and seasonal activities. The streetlight crew maintains a large number of street lights in the incorporated areas of the City of Kenner and works in conjunction with Entergy in many cases to resolve difficult streetlight repairs. Wooden street light poles fall under the jurisdiction of Entergy and should be reported by calling (800) 368-3749 or inputting on their website  All traffic signals within the City, excluding state highways, are also maintained by this division.

For any complaints with the above departments  please contact the office at (504) 468-7515 (8:30am to 4:30pm) or email

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