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: All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed

    "All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed and will be until Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2021. Please seek alternate routes. And please help share this news with friends and visitors."
  2. TRAFFIC ADVISORY: OCEAN AVE, MACKWORTH ST, WALTON ST

    Ocean Avenue: from Read Street to Forest Avenue will be One–Way Traffic Only & Walton Street: from Ocean Avenue School Entrance to Ocean Avenue will be One-Way Traffic Only Beginning April 16, 2021 Read on...
  3. **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin April 13

    **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin April 13 Construction work is part of Back Cove sewer separation project Read on...
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