Services, Guides, and Information
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Adopt a storm drain
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews work to keep city drains clear and prevent flooding. With over 58,000 drains in the city, we can’t get to them all. “Adopt” a storm drain near you and help keep them clear of debris. Tips on clearing drains and information about stormwater runoff.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) manages transportation assets with a replacement value of $18.8 billion. Paved streets, the sidewalk system, bridges, traffic signals (signal hardware), and streetlights make up the majority of the dollar value.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) composts more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the city's Leaf Day program each year. Removing leaves from our streets is critical to keeping streets safe from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections, and slippery streets.
GET HOME SAFE: Severe Weather Travel Tips
In severe weather, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews work 24/7 to clear hazards from the right-of-way, including downed trees, landslides, and keeping snow and ice routes clear after winter storms. Here are tips for taking transit, walking, biking, or driving in severe weather.
Landslides, Flooding, and Sandbags
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews work 24/7 to clear hazards from the right-of-way and respond to flooding and landslide emergencies. How to prevent landslides, what do do in the event of one, how to report, and where to find sandbags if flooding is expected.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Leaf Day service sweeps 52 districts with the highest concentration of mature street trees and leaves, about a third of the city. Leaf removal in Leaf Day districts is FREE. Find out if you’re in a district and what your Leaf Day schedule is this year.
Portland Gravel Street Service
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Gravel Street Service is a FREE street improvement service. Through this work, PBOT crews improve the condition of the streets by filling potholes and ruts with gravel. The result will be smoother roads that make travel and access easier.
Report potholes, sinkholes, or other emergency road hazards online, via email, or by calling our 24/7 maintenance dispatch at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
Concerns about hazards in and around work zones and construction sites may be reported directly to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) via email or our online form. Staff review these forms and email regularly.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), maintains thousands of signs, posts, and poles. If you see a damaged street sign in your neighborhood, please call our dispatch at 503-823-1700.
Street sweeping and cleaning
Street sweeping and cleaning of residential streets and arterials, a service of the Maintenance Operations group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Process removes dirt and debris from Portland streets to provide a healthy, safe, and attractive environment for residents and visitors.
Winter Weather Basics and FAQ
Residents, property owners and our business community are an essential part of helping the city rebound quickly after a storm. Emergency resources, winter weather basics for residents and businesses, and how the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) prepares for and responds to winter weather.
Winter Weather Center
Interactive map from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) showing snow and ice routes, salt routes, traffic cameras and real-time weather, road closure, and plow information. Elements may not be accessible to screen readers. Call 3-1-1 during regular business hours to speak with staff.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) responds to road hazards day or night. In the event of severe weather, PBOT will list winter weather-related road closures and chain advisories here, if there are any. Report road hazards to PBOT Maintenance emergency dispatch 24/7 at 503-823-1700.