DPW Press Releases


City Plans Additional Prescott Park Site Tests in Preparation for Prescott Park Master Plan Implementation

October 7, 2022

The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works is planning to dig five trenches near the Shaw Warehouse in Prescott Park, starting October 17, 2022, as part of the investigation required to implement the Prescott Park Master Plan. The work will be conducted in conjunction with the project consultant Weston & Sampson and archaeology firm Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC (IAC). The work is expected to take several days, starting at 9 am (weather-permitting) each day.


City of Portsmouth Reminds Drivers to Watch for School Crossings as Schools Open This Week

August 29, 2022

Portsmouth Public Schools start a new school year on Tuesday, August 30 and drivers are urged to be extra cautious on city streets and to watch for crossing guards at key locations around the city. The City’s elementary schools are in session from 8 am to 2:30 pm. The middle school and high school start at 8:30 am and release at 3:15 pm. Crossing guards are posted between 7:35 and 8:35 am and between 2:25 and 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday.


DPW Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 21

May 21, 2022

The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will hold its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Public Works facility at 680 Peverly Hill Road. Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington are encouraged to bring household chemicals for safe disposal between 8 am and 12 noon. Proof of residency is required.


Portsmouth DPW Contractor Set to Begin Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project on May 16, 2022

May 12, 2022

The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works expects contractor Severino Construction to start work affecting City streets in the Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project area on Monday, May 16, 2022. This project will be ongoing through December 2022. Construction will impact parts of Sagamore Avenue, Shaw Road, Cliff Road and Walker Bungalow Road, with excavation work starting on Sagamore Avenue and continuing onto the other streets as work advances.