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. Exchange Street Paving Project Begins June 16

    A contractor working for the City of Portland, Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc., will begin work on June 16, 2017 for the Exchange Street Paving Project. The construction work zone extends from Congress Street to Middle Street. Read on...
  2. Paving Project to Begin on Veranda Street

    Maine DOT crews will begin paving Veranda Street in Portland on Wednesday evening, June 14th. The work will be performed overnight from 10:00 PM until 11:00 AM. Read on...
  3. Pavement Restriping Program Begins

    The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk restriping work is expected to begin in a limited fashion this week with a more significant level of production the week of June 5th, and will continue throughout the spring and summer. Read on...
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