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. Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Monday, January 20

    A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Sunday, January 19 through 6:00 AM Monday, January 20. Vehicles left on city streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. Read on...
  2. Meeting on Conceptual Improvements of Dana Street and Wharf Street

    On Thursday, January 23 from 6-7pm at Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (Myrtle Street), City staff will be presenting and seeking public input on concepts for the potential redesign of Dana Street and improvements to Wharf Street. Read on...
  3. Franklin Street Light Upgrades

    A City-sponsored project is underway to provide traffic signal updates along Franklin Street. New communications equipment, vehicle detection, and state-of-the-art intelligent traffic control technology is being installed. Read on...
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