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. Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

    Beginning Tuesday, August 15, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Ave and State Street intersection. Work within the intersection will be conducted from 7PM to 7AM each night for approximately two weeks. Read on...
  2. Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

    A $5.65 million reconstruction project for Woodford's Corner on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th. Work will be on Forest Ave between Pleasant Ave and Lincoln Street and extend up Revere Street to Deering Street. Read on...
  3. Greenleaf Street Reconstruction Project- Notice of Public Meeting- Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Members of public are invited to a meeting where DPW staff and its consulting team will present the preliminary design for this project and ask for comments. Read on...
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