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. Pearl Street – Survey and Geotechnical Investigations Beginning the week of March 30, 2020

    Pearl Street – Survey and Geotechnical Investigations Beginning the week of March 30, 2020 Read on...
  2. Preble Street Sewer Separation Project

    Preble Street Sewer Separation Project, Portland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Sidewalk and Curb Project and Portland Water District (PWD) Water Main Project On March 30, 2020, Sargent Corporation will be returning to work on Preble Street. Read on...
  3. Back Cove South Storage Facility Project

    This project continues the City’s efforts to reduce CSOs to Back Cove and Casco Bay with the installation of a 3.5-million-gallon storage facility to be located under the Preble Street playing fields. Read on...
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