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, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. Bramhall Square Intersection Improvements Project

    Public Works would like to update you on the status of this project, which involves the replacement of the existing traffic signal equipment, including traffic signal lights and mast arms at the intersection of Congress Street and Bramhall Street. Read on...
  2. Update on Spring Street Paving Project for Week of May 29

    Shaw Brothers Construction, MaineDOT's contractor for the Spring St., Middle St., and Temple St. Paving Project, has scheduled the following work for the week of May 29 - June 4, 2016. Read on...
  3. Construction & Traffic Updates for Downtown Paving & Utility Projects

    The Maine Department of Transportation is nearing the completion of two spring paving projects in Portland’s downtown. Below is an update on the construction schedule for these two projects as well as the closure of State Street for utility work. Read on...
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