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 West Storage Conduit Neighborhood Meeting

    The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the Back Cove West Storage Conduit Project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project boundaries. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

    In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. Read on...
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