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. **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin June 7

    **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin June 7 Construction work is part of Back Cove sewer separation project Read on...
  2. Kennebec Street Construction to Begin June 7th- Traffic Delays May Occur

    Beginning Monday, June 7th, work will begin to mobilize for road construction on Kennebec Street between Brattle Street and Elm Street. Through traffic on Kennebec will be prohibited. Hanover, Preble and Elm Streets will remain open to through traffic. Read on...
  3. Peaks Island- Parking Lot CLOSED Midnight, Monday, June 7-Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Line stripping is scheduled to take place at the Peaks Island parking lot next Tuesday, June 8, 2021, weather depending. We ask that everyone move their cars and golf carts by Monday, June 7 at midnight. Read on...
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