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. June 14 Public Meeting for Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project

    On June 14, the Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting for the Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at King Middle School at 92 Deering Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Read on...
  2. Sewer Cleaning and Inspections on Commercial Street and Marginal Way

    The City's contractor, Ted Berry Company, is continuing to clean and inspect the sanitary sewer system and are currently cleaning the sewers in Commercial Street and Marginal Way. This work will cause traffic disruptions and possibly odors. Read on...
  3. Capisic Pond - DEP Biological Monitoring

    An aquatic biologist with the ME DEP Biological Monitoring Program will be taking samples from Capisic Pond during the week of June 7. Samples collected in the past didn't meet biological criteria of the quality standards and is listed as impaired. Read on...
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