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. Traffic Advisory: Crane Work on York Street on May 2, 2017

    Traffic will have to seek alternate routes around York Street between High and Maple Streets on Tuesday, May 2 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM as a crane will be set up in the road to hoist equipment onto the rooftop of a new building located at 101 York Street. Read on...
  2. Rain or Shine Reminder-City & USM Host 5th Annual FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Day April 22

    The City of Portland is working with the University of Southern Maine to support the 5th Annual FREE E-Waste Disposal Day on April 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Read on...
  3. Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

    The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined sewer system within Forest Avenue. Read on...
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