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. Morse Street Curbing Update

    Do to the evident erosion issues and water complaints, the City will be installing curbing on Morse Street in those areas which do not currently have it. Read on...
  2. State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

    Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove. Read on...
  3. Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

    A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue will shift to a new phase of work this week. Residents and commuters can now expect to see impacts due to the installation of the new water main, with crews working both day and night. Read on...
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