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. Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin Monday, May 16

    Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riverside Street and 425 Warren Avenue as part of final work associated with the Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement project. Read on...
  2. Fore Street Project Update

    As of 4/29/22, the final phase of PWD water main renewal has begun on Waterville Street. Water main will be installed from Waterville Street to Morning Street over the next six weeks. Read on...
  3. Construction Update for Mackworth, Ocean, Walton and Sawyer Streets

    Construction scheduled to be completed over the next few months in the neighborhood of Mackworth, Ocean, Walton and Sawyer Streets as part of the Sewer Separation Project 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.