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. Washington & Allen Avenue Paving and Traffic Signal Project- October 19, 2018 Update

    Shaw Bros. Construction, Inc. is planning to pave Allen Avenue between Yale Street and Washington Avenue on October 23rd and 24th. Be advised that work is subject to change due to weather. This work will be done on day shifts between 9 AM and 3 PM. Read on...
  2. Powsland/Mitton Street Sewer and Water Replacement- Paving Notices

    During the week of October 15, 2018, Powsland Street ONLY is projected to be paved. This will be weather dependent. Mitton Street is currently scheduled to be paved during the first week of November. Read on...
  3. Fall 2018 Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

    The City's annual Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Debris Collection will occur from November 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. The leaves must be in the large, biodegradable leaf bags. Place your leaves curbside on your normal trash pickup day. Read on...
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