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 Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

    Public Works will conduct additional geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of November 18, 2019. The contractors, Sargent Corporation and Woodard & Curran, will have a drill rig and staff onsite. Read on...
  2. Preble Street Sewer Separation Project

    Construction Status Update: Beginning on Monday, October 28, the City of Portland Department of Public Works Contractor, Sargent Corporation, will be working on the Preble Street sewer separation and water main construction. Read on...
  3. West End Neighborhood Geotechnical Investigation

    Public Works will be conducting geotechnical investigations at various locations in the West End Neighborhood beginning Thursday October 24, 2019. The contractor, Northern Test Boring, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the work. Read on...
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