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. Somerset Street Restoration Project Construction Begins Monday, May 24, 2021

    Starting on Monday, May 24, 2021, The Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Maine DOT, will begin construction of the Somerset Street Restoration Project. Read on...
  2. Brighton Avenue - Paving - Traffic Impacts

    The Department of Public Works is currently scheduled to pave Brighton Avenue between Taft Avenue and Riverside Street (Westbrook Townline) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. This is all weather permitting. Read on...
  3. TRAFFIC ALERT: All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed

    "All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed and will be until Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2021. Please seek alternate routes. And please help share this news with friends and visitors."
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