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. Sewer Main Relocation - Easement off of Riverside Street

    Beginning July 7, 2021, a section of the Presumpscot North Main Interceptor along the easement which begins at Riverside St opposite to the Riverside Golf Course will be relocated. The project will move a section of the interceptor away from Dole Brook. Read on...
  2. West Commercial Street Storm Drain Project to Resume on Monday, June 21

    Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, Gorham Sand and Gravel will return to the work site to complete final pavement repairs associated with the West Commercial Street Storm Drain project. It is anticipated that this final cleanup work will last four days. Read on...
  3. **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin June 24

    The City’s Back Cove West Storage Conduit project’s contractor Sargent Construction has mobilized to the site and will soon be starting full construction. Baxter Boulevard will be closed from Payson Park to Vannah Avenue starting June 24, 2021. Read on...
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