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. Fore Street - Eastern Prom Sewer Separation Project

    The Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the separation project. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the East End Community School Cafeteria on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Read on...
  2. Meeting on Conceptual Improvements of Dana Street and Wharf Street

    On Thursday, January 23 from 6-7pm at Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (Myrtle Street), City staff will be presenting and seeking public input on concepts for the potential redesign of Dana Street and improvements to Wharf Street. Read on...
  3. Franklin Street Light Upgrades

    A City-sponsored project is underway to provide traffic signal updates along Franklin Street. New communications equipment, vehicle detection, and state-of-the-art intelligent traffic control technology is being installed. Read on...
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