CURRENT NEWS AND INFORMATION

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2019 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Public Works offices and the Transfer Facility will be closed on the following dates.  Curbside collection will not be interrupted, except as indicated.

Tuesday, January 1   New Year’s Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/5/19

Monday, January 21   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 18   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 15   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 27   Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4    Independence Day

Monday, September 2   Labor Day

Monday, October 14    Columbus Day

Monday, November 11   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 28   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 11/30

Wednesday, December 25   Christmas - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 12/28

Wednesday, January 1, 2020  New Year's Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/4/20

ROAD POSTINGS

 

Please note that in accordance with Title 29 M.R.S.A., §2395 and the provisions of the Maine Department of Transportation's Rules and Regulations restricting Heavy Loads on Closed Ways, that effective Friday, March 15, 2019 until further notice, the City of South Portland is posting the following roads:

 

Broadway (Main St to Westbrook St)
Fickett St (Highland Ave to the Cape Elizabeth Line)
Stillman St (Highland Ave to Sawyer St)

 

These areas are closed, unless solidly frozen, to all vehicles or combination of vehicles except:

 

A. Any vehicle or combination of vehicles, with or without a load, registered for a gross weight of 23,000 pounds or less, and

 

B. Any vehicle or combination of vehicles registered for a gross weight in excess of 23,000 pounds without a load other than tools and equipment necessary for the proper operation of such vehicle or combination of vehicles.

 

Please contact our office any questions or requests.

 

 

 

South Portland Public Works 

929 Highland Ave

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635

publicworks@southportland.org

Monday-Friday, 7am-3:00pm

Department Contacts:

Doug Howard, Director

Melissa Hutchins, Superintendent

Denise Michaud, Administrative Assistant


South Portland Public Works is dedicated to providing a comprehensive variety of services for the welfare and safety of the South Portland community.  We handle tasks such as street and sidewalk maintenance, street sweeping, snow plowing, debris removal from storm basins, and oversight of rubbish and recycling collections.   We operate the city’s transfer facility.  The garage division repairs and maintains our fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment.  Our sign shop is responsible for installation and maintenance of all street signs, traffic signs, linestriping and graffiti removal.

We are here for you.  If you have questions, comments, or requests, please contact us.

Follow South Portland Public Works on Facebook to receive up-to-the-minute information on road conditions, weather-related cancellations, and other SPPW-related news. 


Parking Ban

By ordinance, the City of South Portland maintains a winter parking ban. The ban prohibits parking on all city streets from December 1 to April 1, between 12 midnight and 6am. In the event of inclement weather, parking ban hours may be extended at the City’s discretion. 

The City does not currently provide a designated public parking area for off-street parking.

If your vehicle was parked in violation of the ban and has been towed, please contact the Police Department at 799-5511, ext 8575, for information regarding recovery of the vehicle.


We can’t do it all…  

Following is a list of some issues which might seem to be handled by Public Works, but are actually responded to by other departments or agencies.  You can reach these departments by calling the numbers listed, or by submitting a citizen request form

Broken water main,
missing water main covers,
issues with hydrants

Portland
Water District

207-774-5961

Street light out

(all street lights, including on wooden telephone poles

and metal decorative poles) 

 Sustainability Dept

207-347-4148 

Traffic signal/pedestrian crosswalk light malfunctions

*Used to be SP Planning Dept.

we have recently taken this over

SPPW

207-767-7635

Stormwater drainage issues,
missing sewer covers,
sewers backing up into
your home

SP Sewer
Maintenance Dept

207-767-7675

Requests to change or add enforceable
road signs or regulations such
as “No Parking” signage, 
speed limit changes, or speed bumps

SP Police
Dept.

207-799-5511

City trees pruning or removal,
mowing of city lands, trash
removal in parks and rec
facilities including the
Greenbelt

SP Parks
Dept.

207-767-7670

City Ordinance violations,
street line surveys

SP Planning Dept.

207-767-7603