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. Back Cove South Storage Facility Project

    The next phase of the Back Cove South Storage Facility Project will begin Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Read on...
  2. PACTS Accepting Applications for Complex Projects

    PACTS is now accepting applications for roadway and multimodal projects (to receive Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding from PACTS’ 2024 “MPO Allocation.” Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Read on...
  3. Construction Activites at Peaks Island Parking Lot

    Starting on December 29, 2020, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works, with R.E. Coleman Excavation, will begin reconstruction work at the Peaks Island Parking Lot. Read on...
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