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. West Side Interceptor Sewer Survey Work

    As part of the City’s effort to protect Casco Bay and improve the operation of our sewer system, the City of Portland Water Resources Division will be surveying the West Side Interceptor. Read on...
  2. TRAFFIC ALERT: Bedford Street on Monday, August 11

    On Sunday, August 11, 2019, the City will be closing Bedford Street as part of the Bedford Street Sewer separation project for roadway pavement installation. The closure will occur from August 11 at 5:00 PM to August 12 at 8:00 AM. Read on...
  3. TRAFFIC ALERT: Candlewyck and Starlight Road August 12 through August 13

    Paving work will take place on Candlewyck Road, Candlewyck Terrace, and Starlight Road on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13. There will be limited to zero access and no parking allowed between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Read on...
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