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. Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

    A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue will shift to a new phase of work this week. Residents and commuters can now expect to see impacts due to the installation of the new water main, with crews working both day and night. Read on...
  2. Somerset Street Restoration Project Public Meeting

    On Thursday, September 21, 2017, there will be a Somerset Street Restoration Project Public Meeting. The meeting will be held at City Hall in Room 24 (Basement level) at 6:00 p.m. Read on...
  3. Beckett Street Milling Operations

    Beckett Street will receive 1.5" of new pavement. As such, 1.5" of the existing pavement will be removed through a milling operation. This is scheduled for Friday, September 15th. The street will be posted as “No Parking” from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Read on...
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