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. Pothole Repair Work to Occur Over Next Four Weeks

    The City's Public Works Department has hired Coastal Road Repair, LLC to repair potholes on city streets over the course of the next four weeks. Read on...
  2. Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

    Starting January 29, the City will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. Crews will be working their way around the city, installing 250-350 lights per week with an estimated completion in May. Read on...
  3. Delay of Washington Ave Sewer Separation Project

    Due to the current weather conditions, D&C Construction will not be starting work on Washington Avenue until March 15, 2018. Details of the work schedule will be updated as available.
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