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Posted on: January 19, 2020

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Monday, January 20

yellow zone parking ban

A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Sunday, January 19 through 6:00 AM Monday, January 20. Vehicles left on city streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Yellow Zone snow ban is used to...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Meeting on Conceptual Improvements of Dana Street and Wharf Street

On Thursday, January 23 from 6-7pm at Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (Myrtle Street), City staff will be presenting and seeking public input on concepts for the potential redesign of Dana Street and improvements to Wharf Street.  

The project a...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Franklin Street Light Upgrades

traffic alert

A City-sponsored project is underway to provide traffic signal updates along Franklin Street.  New communications equipment, vehicle detection, and state-of-the-art intelligent traffic control technology is being installed over the next several w...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

know snow winter info

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: 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: June 14, 2019

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

traffic alert

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

news alert

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: 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: 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

stay connected

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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