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. Marginal Way Paving 7/26-7/30

    Paving Marginal Way from Forest Avenue to Franklin Street is scheduled to start Monday, July 26th with work to continue through Friday, July 30th. Read on...
  2. Sewer Main Relocation - Easement off of Riverside Street

    Beginning July 7, 2021, a section of the Presumpscot North Main Interceptor along the easement which begins at Riverside St opposite to the Riverside Golf Course will be relocated. The project will move a section of the interceptor away from Dole Brook. Read on...
  3. West Commercial Street Storm Drain Project to Resume on Monday, June 21

    Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, Gorham Sand and Gravel will return to the work site to complete final pavement repairs associated with the West Commercial Street Storm Drain project. It is anticipated that this final cleanup work will last four days. Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.