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. Traffic Alert: Exit 7 Closure schedule

    Please click on additional info for a graphic of the Exit 7 closure and schedule. Read on...
  2. TRAFFIC ALERT: Upcoming I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures

    The City’s Back Cove South Storage Facility project within the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street will result in an approximate eight week period of alternating closures to the on and off ramps of the I-295 Exit 7 interchange. Read on...
  3. TRAFFIC ALERT: Veranda Street Bridge

    MDOT is beginning construction work on the replacement of the Veranda Street Bridge in Portland. The bridge carries I-295 over Veranda Street. This project also involves a reconfiguration of the roadways beneath the bridge to improve mobility and safety. Read on...
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