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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Somerset Street Restoration Project Construction Begins Monday, May 17, 2021

Starting on Monday, May 17, 2021, The Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Maine DOT, will begin construction of the Somerset Street Restoration Project. The project involves construction of a new intersection at Elm Street and Somerset St...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Brighton Avenue - Paving - Traffic Impacts

The Department of Public Works is currently scheduled to pave Brighton Avenue between Taft Avenue and Riverside Street (Westbrook Townline) on Monday, May 10 2021. We are also hoping to strip the road on Thursday and Friday (May 13 and 14). This is all we...
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Public Works
Posted on: May 3, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed

Back Cove South Storage Facility  Sargent 2021-03-05 Submittal 58 Rev1 Exit 7 Traffic Control Plan-D

"All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed and will be until Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2021. Please seek alternate routes. And please help share this news with friends and visitors."

Public Works
Posted on: April 9, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: OCEAN AVE, MACKWORTH ST, WALTON ST

2021-04-16 Ocean Traffic Plan_Page_1

Ocean Avenue: from Read Street to Forest Avenue will be OneWay Traffic Only Walton Street: from Ocean Avenue School Entrance  to Ocean Avenue will be One-Way Traffic Only Begi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin April 13

2021-04-07 CSO16 Baxter Boulevard Detour Traffic Control Plan

The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13th. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted. A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard southboun...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Spring Curbside Leaf Collection

It is Important that the leaves MUST be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags
that can be purchased at most hardware stores.Place your paper biodegradable leaf bags curbside during the above dates
and City crews will take care of the rest!

For more i...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts

traffic alert

The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted.  A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard s...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Major Traffic Alert: I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp

traffic alert

The next phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp closures will begin Monday, April 12. Currently, the southbound off ramp is closed. Starting April 12, the northbound off ramp will be closed, and then on April 19, all on and off ramps will be closed ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Deering's Corner Roundabout- Traffic Alert

The Deering's Corner Roundabout project at the intersection of Deering Avenue, Brighton Avenue, and Falmouth Street has resumed. Starting on Wednesday, April 7, the contractor will transition from the winter operations scheme, removing the jersey...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

Design Development

The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Congress Square Redesign Planning Page Public Works
Posted on: March 19, 2021

MaineDOT Project - Tukey's Bridge- Traffic Impacts

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MaineDOT will be starting a project on Monday, March 29, 2021, that will have traffic impacts on Tukey's Bridge. They are anticipating completion by mid-June 2021. 

Access will be maintained to both Washington Avenue and Tukey Street howe...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Start of Construction

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update regarding the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.

The project was successfully bid and the construction contract has been awarded to DDI Construction at a contract price of...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Traffic Alert: Exit 7 Closure schedule

Please click on additional info for a graphic of the Exit 7 closure and schedule.

Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin March 15

traffic alert

The City’s Back Cove South Storage Facility project is entering its next phase of work, which is to connect the existing utilities (new or replaced) within the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street to the new storage tanks under the P...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Veranda Street Bridge

traffic alert

The Maine Department of Transportation is beginning construction work on the replacement of the Veranda Street Bridge in Portland. The bridge carries I-295 over Veranda Street. The structure is 60 years old and needs to be replaced. This project also invo...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Construction Activites at Peaks Island Parking Lot

Starting on December 29, 2020, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works, with R.E. Coleman Excavation, will begin reconstruction work at the Peaks Island Parking Lot. Work will include construction of new parking areas, bicycle parking areas, re...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City Resumes Collection of Trash & Recycling on Holidays

trash and recycling collection alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is resuming the collection of trash and recycling on holidays. The updated holiday collection schedule can be found here. Those with Friday collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day will have their tras...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

news alert

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Portland Parking Alert: Street Maintenance Signs Back in Effect Oct 1

PARKING ALERT

Reminder from the City’s Parking Division and Department of Public Works that effective October 1, the Street Maintenance signs on streets will be back in effect. These restrictions are in effect from October 1 through May 31, except for area 3 ...

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Public Works