The American Public Works Association has proclaimed May 19th through 25th as National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “Because of Public Works…”, reinforcing the many community benefits realized “because” of the efforts of Public Works Departments nationwide. “Because of Public Works”, we are able to have clean, safe drinking water, effective storm drain and sewer systems, and efficient transportation systems including transit, air service, streets and roads. Please join the City of Modesto Public Works Department as we celebrate National Public Works Week during the Family Cycling Festival on May 18th in downtown Modesto. Bring your kids and your cameras to have your picture taken with our crews, heavy equipment and BIG BIG trucks! Be sure to stop by our booth for giveaways and enter our “Because of Public Works” contest.