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. Deering's Corner Roundabout - Opening to all Traffic Friday, July 30th

    Deering's Corner Roundabout (intersection of Deering Ave./Brighton Ave./Falmouth St.) will be opened to all traffic. Drivers should pay close attention to signage approaching the roundabout. Motorists should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks Read on...
  2. Marginal Way Paving 7/26-7/30

    Paving Marginal Way from Forest Avenue to Franklin Street is scheduled to start Monday, July 26th with work to continue through Friday, July 30th. Read on...
  3. Sewer Main Relocation - Easement off of Riverside Street

    Beginning July 7, 2021, a section of the Presumpscot North Main Interceptor along the easement which begins at Riverside St opposite to the Riverside Golf Course will be relocated. The project will move a section of the interceptor away from Dole Brook. Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.