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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Public Meeting on Conceptual Improvements of Dana Street and Wharf Street

City staff will be presenting and seeking public input on concepts for the potential redesign of Dana Street and improvements of Wharf Street. Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6-7pm in Room 24 at City Hall.

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Public Works
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Public Meeting - Overset Road and Hope Street Parking

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Representatives with the City of Portland will be presenting and seeking public input on neighborhood concerns about parking associated with use of the Portland trails access to the Presumpscot River in the Overset Road/ Hope Street Neighborhood. This is ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 19, 2019

West Side Interceptor Sewer Survey Work

The City of Portland, in an effort to provide increased system reliability, has engaged SGC Surveyors to locate and stake out the West Side Interceptor. The survey and stake out work is to identify the location of the existing West Side Interceptor Right-...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will conduct additional geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of November 18, 2019. The contractors, Sargent Corporation and Woodard & Curran, will have a drill rig and staf...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 21, 2019

West End Neighborhood Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will be conducting geotechnical investigations at various locations in the West End Neighborhood beginning Thursday October 24, 2019. The contractor, Northern Test Boring, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete t...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Will Be Held Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 22

Western Promenade Autumn Leaves

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that fall curbside leaf and yard waste bag collection will occur October 28 - November 22.  

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at mo...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Traffic Alert: Fore and Franklin Street

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Starting on Monday, September 30, 2019, The Department of Public Works will begin conducting test pit utility explorations in Fore Street between Mountfort and Morning Street and in Franklin Street between Marginal Way and Commercial Street.  Thi...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will conduct a geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of September 9, 2019.  The contractor, Sargent Corporation, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the ...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2019

West Side Interceptor Sewer Survey Work

As part of the City’s effort to protect Casco Bay and improve the operation of our sewer system, the City of Portland Water Resources Division will be surveying the West Side Interceptor.  SGC Engineering LLC has been contracted to do this survey...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bedford Street on Monday, August 11

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On Sunday evening, August 11, 2019, the City will be closing Bedford Street as part of the Bedford Street Sewer separation project for roadway pavement installation. The closure will occur from August 11 at 5:00 PM to August 12 at 8:00 AM. Shaw B...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Candlewyck and Starlight Road August 12 through August 13

traffic alert

Paving work will take place on Candlewyck Road, Candlewyck Terrace, and Starlight Road, and is expected to take two days. There will be limited to zero access and no parking allowed between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, A...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 14, 2019

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

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The Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments In response to neighborhood input and requests going back over 20 years, as well as a review of vehicle speeds and crashes, have implemented a joint temporary effort to eliminate the section of Woodfor...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland One of Two Cities in Maine Selected for Partnership to Increase Resiliency

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City of Portland officials announced today the planned unveiling of High-Water Mark (HWM) signs placed across the city to increase awareness of flood risk. The HWM signs emphasize how high the water has risen or could rise during weather related events an...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Road Closures for Marginal Way Area on May 11

traffic alert

On Saturday, May 11, from 6 AM to 12 PM, the intersection of Preble Street Ext and Marginal Way will be closed. Preble Street Ext between Marginal Way and Somerset Street will be closed May 11 from 12 PM until 5 PM.

Traffic on Elm Street will be able to tu...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Project Update. Washington Ave. Paving and Traffic Signal Project

crosswalk road work

Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. of Gorham Maine, a City paving contractor, is planning to complete work on this project on Washington Avenue between Ray Street and Ocean Avenue between April 15, 2019 and July 12, 2019. Some prep work has already begun Ma...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 12, 2019

USM Roundabout Public Art Meeting - March 21, 2019

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) announces a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 on the topic of artwork selection for the new roundabout on Brighton Avenue.  The meeting will focus on the art component of the project and will include a ...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

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The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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