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

    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. Read on...
  2. Force Main Installation - Congress Street at District Road

    Tuesday, Sept. 29th, R. E. Coleman Construction will be installing a force main into an existing sanitary sewer manhole at the intersection of District Road and Congress Street. There will be a traffic lane shift to allow for excavation at the manhole. Read on...
  3. TRAFFIC ALERT: India Street Paving

    The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to pave India Street between Congress Street and Commercial Street. On Friday, September 25. ADA ramp work will continue for the next 2-3 weeks as bricks are set at each ramp. Read on...
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