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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Pavement Re-striping Program to Begin Monday, May 21

NEWS ALERT

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk re-striping work will begin Monday, May 21, and will continue throughout the spring. Crews will be working the daytime hours to take advantage of the warmer temps so the new paint can dry quicker. ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Sewer Inspection Night Work - May 22 - 24 7 P.M.

The major travelways that have the potential for night work include Congress Street, Marginal Way, Cumberland Ave, and Commercial Street. The work includes cleaning the sewer system with a high powered jet vactor and utilizing a camera to inspect the cond...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Forest Avenue Night Work starting May 20, 2018 at 7 PM

Beginning Sunday, May 20, 2018, the City and Portland Water District's Bedford Street project will begin the crossing of Forest Avenue with a new water main. 

IMPORTANT INFO FOR MOTORISTS:  Forest Avenue will be down to a single lane in e...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Bedford Street to Become One-Way Starting May 14 for Duration of Summer Construction

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Starting on Monday, May 14th, Bedford Street will be converted into a one-way street to accommodate construction activities related to the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project. At least one lane will be maintained for traffic traveling from Deering Ave...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will conduct a geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of May 14th. The contractor, S.W. Cole, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the work.This work is being condu...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Market Street Paving Project Begins April 16

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Market Street Paving Project during April and May.  The project area extends from Congress St. to Milk St. on Market Street. Construction work will entail localized pavement repairs, cu...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. The sanitary sewage will continue ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

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The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA requiremen...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 28, 2018

State Street Infrastructure Project Resumes Construction Week of April 2

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The City of Portland’s Department of Public Works is alerting residents and motorists that the State Street Infrastructure Project will be resuming construction work during the week of April 2, 2018. The City’s contractor, Sargent Corp...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Rowe Avenue Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-12-21 Start of Construction Notice Figure

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the abovereferenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project boundaries. This project isbeing completed to help the City wit...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Update

2017-11-08 Letter - Resident Update Map

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project is being constructed to help prevent combined sewer overflows (CSO) by separating the storm water from...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

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The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existingcombined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 84...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

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State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28, 2017

Section of State Street will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 3 months 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructur...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

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

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A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Beckett Street Milling Operations

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to update you of the work scheduled for Beckett Street associated with the Moody-Wilson sewer separation and Beckett Street sewer replacement project.

As part of the project, Beckett Street will receive a ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Powsland-Mitton Sewer and Water project update

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project.

This project involves the replacement of the existing sewers that are within these streets. Portland Water District will also be re...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Public Works