Public Services

Duties of the Department
The Department of Public Services helps keep the City of Portland moving each day with many areas of responsibility. We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, and the list goes on.
  1. Maine DOT Announces Nighttime Paving Work on Franklin Street

    Maine DOT announced today that crews will be paving nightly on Franklin Street in Portland beginning on Sunday, September 14th. Read on...
  2. Portland Launches Citywide Open Spaces Assessment & Comprehensive Planning Initiative

    The City of Portland, The Trust for Public Land, and Portland Trails announced today that they are joining forces to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative... Read on...
  3. Traffic Calming Measures Coming to Libbytown & Rosemont Neighborhoods

    Work set to begin week of July 21st or 28th on ten streets between Congress St. and Brighton Ave. The project is an effort to calm traffic on these neighborhood side roads. Read on...
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