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. High Street Paving Project Starting September 23, 2018

    This project area covers the sections of High Street between Commercial St. and Congress St. and between Park Ave. and Forest Ave. The project also includes reconstruction of several blocks of granite curbing and brick sidewalks. Read on...
  2. Virginia, Carter ROW clearing

    Public Works will be conducting clearing of the Virginia Carter sewer right of way between Allen Ave and Marlborough St. Brush and debris will be cleared to improve sight lines and access along an approximate 20 ft wide area between sewer system manholes. Read on...
  3. Forest Avenue Night Works Begins September 16 - Includes Impacts to I-295 Exit Ramps

    Starting this Sunday, September 16 at 7pm, the City’s contractor, Sargent Corporation, will return to finish work within Forest Avenue remaining from the State Street Infrastructure project. Read on...
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