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. Rainbow Mall Paving Project

    The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Rainbow Mall Road Paving Project during the next three weeks. The project area extends from Ocean Ave. to Washington Ave. on Rainbow Mall Road. Read on...
  2. Greenleaf Street Project

    The Greenleaf Street Project is scheduled to begin in Monday, July 9, 2018. The attached letter gives more detail about the project scope and timeline. Read on...
  3. June 14 Public Meeting for Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project

    On June 14, the Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting for the Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at King Middle School at 92 Deering Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Read on...
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Think Blue Maine


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