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. Warwick Street Closed to Local Traffic Only

    Warwick Street Closed to Local Traffic Only from Brighton Avenue to Riggs Street Starting on 9/20/2021 Read on...
  2. Colonial Road - Paving (Rockland to Capisic Street)

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Colonial Road from Rockland Avenue to Capisic Street will be paved. Work will start at 7am and will continue all day and will cause traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if at all possible. Read on...
  3. MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT - I-295 Exit 7 Closures Begin September 13

    The final phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) closures will begin Monday, September 13th. All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound will be closed. Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.