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. State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

    State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project. Read on...
  2. Rowe-Brighton Sewer Separation Project

    District 3 Councilor Brian Batson and Portland Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. The meeting is scheduled at the King Middle School Library on Tuesday, July 25 at 5:30 PM Read on...
  3. Washington Avenue Paving & Bike Network Project Begins July 10

    Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. will begin work on Washington Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Presumpscot Street on Monday, July 10. This pavement preservation and bike network project is anticipated to take approximately seven weeks to complete. Read on...
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