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. Lane Striping - Marginal Way (Forest Avenue to Franklin Street)- Monday. August 9th

    Lane striping on Marginal Way will be starting tomorrow, Monday, August 9, 2021, at 2am. Work will continue throughout the day. There will be some traffic delays and lane shifts due to this work. Read on...
  2. Fore Street - Eastern Promenade Construction Notice

    The City of Portland would like to update you on the status of the Fore Street-Eastern Promenade Sewer Separation Project. Construction is anticipated to commence the week of August 16th, 2021 Read on...
  3. Deering's Corner Roundabout - Opening to all Traffic Friday, July 30th

    Deering's Corner Roundabout (intersection of Deering Ave./Brighton Ave./Falmouth St.) will be opened to all traffic. Drivers should pay close attention to signage approaching the roundabout. Motorists should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.