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. Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to Austin Street Begins December 7, 2020

    Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to Austin Street Begins December 7, 2020 Section of Ocean Avenue will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 6 months Read on...
  2. City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

    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. Read on...
  3. Road work at Franklin Street at Marginal Way Continues - Monday, November 16th

    Monday, November 16, 2020, the right hand turn lane at the corner of Marginal Way and Franklin Street will be closed to allow for catch basin work. This here will most likely will cause traffic delays delays. Work will be starting at 7am to 5pm. Read on...
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