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. Oxford Street Sidewalk Reconstruction Project Set to Start

    Starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Portland Public Works Department will begin a sidewalk reconstruction project on the south side of Oxford Street. Read on...
  2. Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project: Final Restoration Work

    The Portland Public Works Department would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project. Read on...
  3. Back Cove South Storage Facility update 5-4-2020

    The project involves the underground installation of a 3.5 MG storage tank, facility control building and upon completion, the Preble Street playing fields will be restored at a higher elevation to assist with tidal inundation which limits their use. Read on...
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