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. The Week of June 17 -Traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Vannah, Woodford and Clifton.

    Parks, Recreation and Facilities and Public Works Departments will be implementing a traffic change to redirect the flow of traffic at the intersection of Vannah, Woodford, and Clifton Streets during the week of June 17 through June 21 Read on...
  2. Preble Street Closure June 17, 2019

    Preble Street Sewer Separation & PWD Water Main Project Phase 2 - Update For map info...
  3. Forest Avenue Night Work Starts June 11 For Two Weeks

    Beginning Tuesday, June 11, the City and Portland Water District's Bedford St Sewer Separation Project and water main replacement project will begin night work to repair utility trenches within the Forest Avenue-Bedford St and Baxter Blvd. Intersection. Read on...
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