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. Force Main Installation - Congress Street at District Road

    Tuesday, Sept. 29th, R. E. Coleman Construction will be installing a force main into an existing sanitary sewer manhole at the intersection of District Road and Congress Street. There will be a traffic lane shift to allow for excavation at the manhole. Read on...
  2. TRAFFIC ALERT: India Street Paving

    The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to pave India Street between Congress Street and Commercial Street. On Friday, September 25. ADA ramp work will continue for the next 2-3 weeks as bricks are set at each ramp. Read on...
  3. TRAFFIC ALERT: Danforth Street Paving, September 9 through September 10

    Danforth Street between High and Vaughan Street will be paved starting September 9 and continuing through September 10. There will be traffic delays and noise due to this work. Police and Flaggers will be stationed at the busy intersections. Read on...
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