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: Danforth Street Paving, September 9 through September 10

    Danforth Street between High and Vaughan Street will be paved starting September 9 and continuing through September 10. There will be traffic delays and noise due to this work. Police and Flaggers will be stationed at the busy intersections. Read on...
  2. Western Prom-Danforth Street-Vaughn Street Geotechnical Investigation

    The Department of Public Works will be conducting geotechnical investigations at various locations on Western Promenade, Danforth Street and Vaughn Street starting Monday, 8/24/20. Read on...
  3. Public Meeting - Fox Street Parking Change

    The Department of Public Works is seeking City Council approval to eliminate on-street parking on the northside of Fox Street (approximately 13 spaces), between Anderson Street and Washington Avenue, in an effort to address the ongoing collision problem Read on...
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