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. Sewer Inspection Night Work - May 22 - 24 7 P.M.

    The City's contractor, Ted Berry Company, is currently working to clean and inspect sections of the sewer system within Old Port and Bayside. Night work is necessary to complete the sewer inspection work on the busiest roads in this area. Read on...
  2. Forest Avenue Night Work starting May 20, 2018 at 7 PM

    Forest Avenue Night Work Single lane traffic on Forest Avenue at Bedford Street starting Sunday night May 20, 2018 at 7 PM. Read on...
  3. Bedford Street to Become One-Way Starting May 14 for Duration of Summer Construction

    Starting May 14, Bedford St will be converted into a one-way street to accommodate construction activities related to the Bedford St Sewer Separation project. At least one lane will be maintained for traffic traveling from Deering Ave to Forest Ave. Read on...
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