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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland One of Two Cities in Maine Selected for Partnership to Increase Resiliency

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City of Portland officials announced today the planned unveiling of High-Water Mark (HWM) signs placed across the city to increase awareness of flood risk. The HWM signs emphasize how high the water has risen or could rise during weather related events an...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Road Closures for Marginal Way Area on May 11

traffic alert

On Saturday, May 11, from 6 AM to 12 PM, the intersection of Preble Street Ext and Marginal Way will be closed. Preble Street Ext between Marginal Way and Somerset Street will be closed May 11 from 12 PM until 5 PM.

Traffic on Elm Street will be able to tu...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Bedford Street Sewer Project to Resume - Forest Avenue Road Work Begins April 29

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Beginning Monday, April 29, 2019, the City and Portland Water District's Bedford Street Sewer Separation project will resume utility work on Forest Avenue between Bedford Street and Deerfield Road. Motorists should expect delays when driving through the w...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Washington Avenue Paving

Washington Ave Paving

The City of Portland's contractor will be grading and paving Washington Avenue starting Monday, April 29th. The roadway from Walnut Street to Oxford Street will be posted 'NO PARKING'. Please do not park on the street in this area. The contractor will be ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Preble Street Closure May 4-5, 2019

Preble St and Marginal Way Intersection Closure 5-4 and 5-2019

Preble St Sewer Separation Project Update

Starting at 6 AM on Saturday, May 4th 2019 until 6 PM Sunday May 5th 2019, Marginal Way and Preble Street intersection will be closed in the outbound direction from Elm St, in order to install a Storm sewe...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Update

Image Bedford Street 2019-04-03 Construction Update

The Portland Public Works Department would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project. 

As a reminder, this project is in the process of providing sewer separation by constructing new separated storm drains on v...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Construction Update for Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Project

The City of Portland’s Water Resources Division of Public Works would like to provide a status update on the sewer separation project.

On or around April 15, 2019 construction will resume with the removal of pavement and existing cobbles from curb to curb ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 2

map of road closure 1st notice

Preble Street Sewer Separation Project Phase 2

On or around June 1, 2019 Phase 2 of the Preble Street Sewer Separation project will begin on Preble St between Marginal Way and Cumberland Avenue and between Somerset St and Kennebec St.

The first section of c...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Project Update. Washington Ave. Paving and Traffic Signal Project

crosswalk road work

Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. of Gorham Maine, a City paving contractor, is planning to complete work on this project on Washington Avenue between Ray Street and Ocean Avenue between April 15, 2019 and July 12, 2019. Some prep work has already begun Ma...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 1

TRAFFIC CONTROL w Phase 1 PREBLE ST.

Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 1

The City of Portland’s Water Resources Division of Public Works, in keeping with the City’s EPA Consent Decree and Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) long term control plan, is preparing to start constr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

USM Roundabout Public Art Meeting - March 21, 2019

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) announces a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 on the topic of artwork selection for the new roundabout on Brighton Avenue.  The meeting will focus on the art component of the project and will include a ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Franklin Street Pump Station Improvement Project update

Site Logistics Plan (C-101) 2019.02.13 DRAFT REV

The Water Resources Division of the Department of Public Works, is rebuilding Franklin St Pump Station as part of the City’s Consent Decree with Maine DEP and USEPA. During the design development phase of the project hazardous materials were fou...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 1

Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 1

The City of Portland’s Water Resources Division of Public Works, in keeping with the City’s EPA Consent Decree and Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) long term control plan, is preparing to start construction of a sewer se...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

First Public Meeting for Integrated Water Resources Plan to be Held Feb 27

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canco...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

Picture Bedford Street 2018-12-10 Construction Update

Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project.

As a reminder this project is in the process of providing sewer sep...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Powsland/Mitton Street Sewer and Water Replacement- Powsland Street Curb/Parking

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the activities regarding the above referenced project. The project involved the installation of new sewer & water mains, and the reconstruction of the roadway(s). As required, the roadway was ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Silver Bullet Recycling Containers Moving from Angelo's Acre by October 31

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The City’s Public Works Department will be removing the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Commercial Street in the Angelo’s Acre lot (441 Commercial Street) by October 31, 2018.

 

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project Gets Underway

Under Construction

Over the next three weeks, the City of Portland’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the installation of the Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project. This work is largely weather-dependent, but the goal is to complete the projec...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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