Public Works, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 4b-1

Agency History

Special Note: In 1937, there was a Department of Public Works established by Public Acts, Chapter 126.  Robert A. Hurley was the Commissioner from 1937-1941. George L. Burke was Commissioner 1941-1943.   The Department was abolished effective March 5, 1943 per Public Acts, Chapter 11.

1951, January 3, Public Act 50-4

Public Works Department established

1977, October 1, Public Act 77-614

Public Works Department becomes the Bureau of Public Works within the Department of Administrative Services

1987, July 1, Public Act 87-496

An independent Department of Public Works is reestablished

2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51

Department of Public Works eliminated; construction responsibilities transferred to the new Department of Construction Services; all other functions transferred to Department of Administrative Services

Published Histories/Articles

Not available

Archived Department of Public Works website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group : RG 181

List of Heads


Years of Service

Ralph G. Macy 1951-1954
Timothy J. Murphy, Jr. 1955
Charles I. Sweeney (Deputy Commissioner) 1956-1958
Timothy J. Murphy 1959-1967
Charles I. Sweeney 1968-1970
Edward J. Kozlowski 1971-1972
Paul J. Manafort 1973-1974
Robert A. Weinerman 1975-1977
Deputy Commissioner  
C. Thomas Foley 1978-1979
Norman E. Cutts 1980-1982
Donald Cassin 1983-1986
Donald Cassin 1987-1990
Bruce L. Morris 1991-1994
T.R. Anson 1995-2003
James T. Fleming September 2003-Sept. 2007
Raeanne V. Curtis Sept. 2007-2010
Jonathan Holmes (Acting) 2011