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. Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

    On March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford St at the intersection with Clifton St. Beginning March 28, Woodford St between Forest Ave and Vannah Ave will be closed. Read on...
  2. Traffic Advisory: Utility Work Begins March 17 on Baxter Boulevard

    On Friday, March 17, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Back Cove, adjacent to the intersection of Baxter and Vannah Ave. The work within the Boulevard will continue through the end of next week. Read on...
  3. Spring Cleaning Begins! GPS Technology to Provide Real Time Info on Sweepers

    Despite the fact that there’s still a chance for future snow storms, the City of Portland Public Works Department has been taking advantage of the warmer temps and lack of precipitation to begin spring cleanup operations. Read on...
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