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. Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

    Within the next week, Shaw Brothers, will begin storm drain utility work on the phase two storm drain system on Belmeade Road. The contractor’s current plan is to work the rest of December and the first two weeks of January. Read on...
  2. City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

    The City of Portland would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information, and call attention to new sidewalk snow removal rules and fines that are in effect this year. Read on...
  3. Mackworth Ocean Walton CSO Separation Project

    The Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the Mackworth Ocean Walton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Separation Project. Read on...
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