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. Major Traffic Alert for I-295 Exit 7

    **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Nighttime I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin June 12 Construction work is part of the Back Cove Sewer Separation Project Read on...
  2. **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Next Phase of I-295 Exit 7 Lane Closures Begins May 19th

    **MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Next Phase of I-295 Exit 7 Lane Closures Begins May 19th Construction work is part of Back Cove sewer separation project Read on...
  3. 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...
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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.