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. Market Street Paving Project Begins April 16

    The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Market Street Paving Project during April and May. Glidden Excavating & Paving will begin work April 16. Read on...
  2. Sewer Assessment Work in Old Port & Bayside April 16 - 27

    The City's contractor, Ted Berry Company, will be conducting a sewer assessment of the collection system in the Old Port and Bayside over the next two weeks. It will require temporary parking closures and potential detours on these one-way streets. Read on...
  3. Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

    The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. Read on...
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