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. Fox Street Paving - Monday, October 18~ One-way Traffic

    Fox Street is schedule to be paved on Monday, October 18. They will be running one-way traffic. Traffic will be flowing downhill, but will be detoured uphill. Work is weather dependent. Please seek alternate route if possible. Read on...

    Exit 7 is now open in all directions northbound and southbound.
  3. MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT - I-295 Exit 7 Closures Begin September 13

    The final phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) closures will begin Monday, September 13th. All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound will be closed. Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.