Identify City Employees

You may see City of Manhattan employees doing field work such as meter reads, hydrant repairs/flushing, street maintenance, surveying, traffic repairs and dealing with storm/sewer issues. City employees always wear shirts/jackets with one of the official City of Manhattan logos and carry proper identification when they are on the job.

  • City employees only enter residences if a resident has contacted us for a specific problem.
  • If you haven't requested service, always ask to see City of Manhattan identification and check to see if there is an official vehicle marked with the city logos.
  • If you have questions or concerns, contact the Public Works administration office at 785-587-2415 or the Street Department at 785-587-4540 during regular business hours.
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Work Zone Safety


If you see City of Manhattan employees in your neighborhood, please be cautious in their work area. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol offer the following tips to help keep you safe in work zones. 
  • Buckle up — Every trip, every time. Safety belts save lives.
  • Stay alert — Dedicate your full attention to the roadway, and periodically watch for approaching vehicles in your rear view mirror.
  • Follow signs — They'll guide you through work zones safely.
  • Expect the unexpected — Obey road crew flaggers, workers and equipment because work zones can change.
  • Pay attention — Turn the radio down and don't use your cellphone.
  • Be patient — Remember workers are improving the road for future travels.
  • Don't speed — Follow posted limits and adjust for weather conditions.
  • Don't drink and drive — Impairment of any kind is unacceptable.
  • Be nice — Merge as directed, don't tailgate, leave plenty of space between vehicles, and don't change lanes in a work zone.