BISMARCK, ND – Bismarck Public Works will celebrate Public Works Day with a public event titled “Public Works Strong,” September 11, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Public Works building located at 601 S. 26th St., Bismarck, ND.
The third annual Public Works Day Celebration will include hands-on activities for children. The first 250 children will receive a free public works hard hat and children in grades kindergarten to grade five, will be able to register to win a ride to school in a Public Works vehicle.
Snowplows, construction equipment, forestry and solid waste equipment will be on display and equipment and traffic signal demonstrations will be provided. Attendees can also take a self-guided tour of the Public Works building. The celebration event has something for everyone – adults, kids and families, with lots of fun educational activities for all ages. The event is open to the public and free to attend. “We’d like to thank our community partners for their contributions in cooperation with Bismarck Public Works to help make this event a success,” said Jeff Heintz, Public Works Services Director.
Parking will be available on the west of side of the public works building. Static displays of public works equipment and demonstrations will be located on the east side of the public works building. Rain or shine the event will take place. In case of inclement weather, all activities will take place inside the public works building.
This year’s theme, "Stronger Together" challenges the community to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.
Public Works helps maintain a community’s strength by working together to provide an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, urban forestry, emergency management and first response, solid waste, street lights and traffic signals, and right-of-way management. Public Works provides togetherness needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services. For more information view Public Works Day.