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, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. Construction & Traffic Updates for Downtown Paving & Utility Projects

    The Maine Department of Transportation is nearing the completion of two spring paving projects in Portland’s downtown. Below is an update on the construction schedule for these two projects as well as the closure of State Street for utility work. Read on...
  2. May 16 Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Natural Gas Pipeline Work

    NEUCO, the contractor for Unitil’s SURE project will begin replacement of the gas mains and service lines in the area between Congress Street, York Street, State Street and Center Street on or about Monday, May 16. Read on...
  3. Detailed FY17 Municipal Budget Process & Information

    Detailed information regarding the FY17 municipal budget process can be found on the Finance Committee webpage. Read on...
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