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. Preble Street Sewer Separation & PWD Water Main Project Phase 2

    On May 28, 2019 City sewer separation and PWD water main replacement work on Preble St from Marginal Way to Cumberland will begin with the erection of signs and saw cutting of pavement. For map...
  2. Portland One of Two Cities in Maine Selected for Partnership to Increase Resiliency

    The City is one of two in Maine selected for a unique federal, state, and city partnership to increase resiliency and reduce flood risk for property owners. High Water Mark signs will be placed across the city to increase awareness of flood risk. Read on...
  3. Road Closures for Marginal Way Area on May 11

    On Saturday, May 11, from 6 AM to 12 PM, the intersection of Preble Street Ext and Marginal Way will be closed. Preble Street Ext between Marginal Way and Somerset Street will be closed May 11 from 12 PM until 5 PM. Read on...
View All