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. Preble Street Closure May 4-5, 2019

    Starting at 6 AM on Saturday, May 4th 2019 until 6 PM Sunday May 5th 2019, Marginal Way and Preble Street intersection will be closed in the outbound direction from Elm St, in order to install a Storm sewer across the intersection. To view map
  2. REMINDER Preble Street Closure this weekend!

    As a reminder Preble St and Marginal Way intersection will be closed starting 6 AM Saturday April 20 to Sunday April 21 at 9 PM for Sewer construction. Read on...
  3. Bedford Street Sewer Separation Update

    Spring work for Bedford Street Sewer Separation is starting. The project remains on schedule to be substantially completed by the end of June 2019. Read on...
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Think Blue Maine


If stormwater pollution were rubber ducks, it wouldn't matter what went down our storm drains. Get more information at ThinkBlueMaine.org.