Public Works Department

Our department provides core basic services essential to neighborhood quality of life, such as snow/ice control, trash and recycling collection, and street sweeping.

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  • Utility Workers (75)

    Active Utility Construction Report

    The Public Works Department’s Construction Inspection Unit (CIU) produces a daily report, Monday through Friday, of all active utility and private contractor construction work taking place in the Public Way throughout Boston. In addition they list all City resurfacing and reconstruction projects.

    Emergency work notified to the CIU after normal work hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday) is not available in the report until the following work day.

    This report will allow you to see what construction is taking place in your neighborhood, the reason for the work, the contact information for the company, and the estimated completion date of the project.

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    Download Active Construction Data (new as of July 07, 2015) »

  • Roadway & Sidewalk Cleanliness

    Approved Concrete Mix Vendors for Sidewalk Repair

    View a list of vendors who have had their supply of Boston Concrete Mix formula to be used on City sidewalk repairs approved by our materials consultant.

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