Public Works

Duties of the Department

The Department of Public Works 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. Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

    The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Read on...
  2. Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

    The Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canco Road. Read on...
  3. Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

    Within the next week, Shaw Brothers, will begin storm drain utility work on the phase two storm drain system on Belmeade Road. The contractor’s current plan is to work the rest of December and the first two weeks of January. Read on...
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