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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sewer Inspections - Smoke Testing

Flow Assessment Services will be completing sewer inspections in several neighborhoods around the City. A full list and maps of the areas can be found below. These inspections are being completed through smoke testing. The term smoke is used, but it is re...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will conduct a geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of September 9, 2019.  The contractor, Sargent Corporation, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the ...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project – NOTICE OF PAVING

Paving within the project limits on Woodford Street (Forest Avenue to Clifton Street) is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.  In the event of inclement weather in the days prior to the paving, the schedule may be pushed back a...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Portland Public Works Helps with Kick-off Ghost Fishing Gear Recycling

Check out these news articles about how the Portland Public Works Department has helped with the ghost fishing gear recycling.

Clay Gordon, WCSH-TV, News Center Maine, NBC News, Interview with Demi Fox of NOAA with on-air clips of Erin Pelletier, Gulf of M...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2019

West Side Interceptor Sewer Survey Work

As part of the City’s effort to protect Casco Bay and improve the operation of our sewer system, the City of Portland Water Resources Division will be surveying the West Side Interceptor.  SGC Engineering LLC has been contracted to do this survey...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bedford Street on Monday, August 11

traffic alert

On Sunday evening, August 11, 2019, the City will be closing Bedford Street as part of the Bedford Street Sewer separation project for roadway pavement installation. The closure will occur from August 11 at 5:00 PM to August 12 at 8:00 AM. Shaw B...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Candlewyck and Starlight Road August 12 through August 13

traffic alert

Paving work will take place on Candlewyck Road, Candlewyck Terrace, and Starlight Road, and is expected to take two days. There will be limited to zero access and no parking allowed between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, A...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Motley Street Neighborhood Meeting

The City of Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project boundaries. This project is being ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Preble Street Sewer Separation Weekend Work

The contractor for the Preble Street Sewer Separation project will be working on Saturdays now through the end of October, 2019.  They will work all Saturdays, except for holiday weekends.  Please use caution in the area. 

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Public Works
Posted on: June 14, 2019

The Week of June 17 -Traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Vannah, Woodford and Clifton.

traffic alert

The Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments In response to neighborhood input and requests going back over 20 years, as well as a review of vehicle speeds and crashes, have implemented a joint temporary effort to eliminate the section of Woodfor...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland One of Two Cities in Maine Selected for Partnership to Increase Resiliency

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City of Portland officials announced today the planned unveiling of High-Water Mark (HWM) signs placed across the city to increase awareness of flood risk. The HWM signs emphasize how high the water has risen or could rise during weather related events an...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Road Closures for Marginal Way Area on May 11

traffic alert

On Saturday, May 11, from 6 AM to 12 PM, the intersection of Preble Street Ext and Marginal Way will be closed. Preble Street Ext between Marginal Way and Somerset Street will be closed May 11 from 12 PM until 5 PM.

Traffic on Elm Street will be able to tu...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Project Update. Washington Ave. Paving and Traffic Signal Project

crosswalk road work

Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. of Gorham Maine, a City paving contractor, is planning to complete work on this project on Washington Avenue between Ray Street and Ocean Avenue between April 15, 2019 and July 12, 2019. Some prep work has already begun Ma...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 12, 2019

USM Roundabout Public Art Meeting - March 21, 2019

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) announces a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 on the topic of artwork selection for the new roundabout on Brighton Avenue.  The meeting will focus on the art component of the project and will include a ...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Silver Bullet Recycling Containers Moving from Angelo's Acre by October 31

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The City’s Public Works Department will be removing the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Commercial Street in the Angelo’s Acre lot (441 Commercial Street) by October 31, 2018.

 

There will ...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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