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Public Works

News & Announcements

Road Work Notice: Dwight Street

The following street is closed today (Tuesday, May 23rd) for tree removal; Dwight Street between Hamilton And Crescent Work zones are in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

Road Work Notice – Street Milling (May 25th – May 30th)

The City of Poughkeepsie Street Department will be milling the following streets and intersections on Thursday May 25th, Friday May 26th and Tuesday May 30th 2017: Meyer Avenue between College Ave and Fountain Brook Ave Fountain Brook Avenue between Meyer Ave and Maryland Ave. S Cherry Street between Church St
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Road Work Notice: Circular Road

The following City street is closed today (Tuesday, May 2nd) for tree removal: Circular Road between Hooker Avenue and College Avenue Work zones are in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated if necessary.

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The Public Works Department oversees multiple divisions including:

Bus Service Water Distribution
Parking Transfer Station
Recycling & Sanitation Urban Tree Division
Sewer Maintenance

Administration and Permits Division

The Administration Division provides a Work Center for basic customer complaint service and administers four (4) important permitting programs for Excavating in the Public Right-of-Way, Underground City Utilities Mark-outs, Temporary Dumpster Placements, and Temporary Sidewalk or Street Closures.

Work Center

The Work Center handles most incoming calls, logging almost 2,000 service requests from the public each year.  These requests for service are directed to any one of the Public Works Divisions or Subdivisions:  Water, Sewer, Storm, City Electric, Buildings and Grounds, Urban Trees, Street Maintenance, Sign Shop, Sanitation, and Enforcement. The Work Center also coordinates emergency requests for city underground utilities mark-outs during regular working hours.

Administration and Permits

Excavation Permit:
Provides permission to excavate in the public right-of way; commonly called a street opening. Doing work on city property requires proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.  The fee for a street opening depends on the age of the pavement and requires a security deposit. (Note: this also requires a permit from the Dept of Building, Planning & Zoning.)

Utility Mark-outs:
Notifications of upcoming excavations in the city are transmitted to the Department of Public Works via the Underground Facilities Protection Organization (UFPO).  The department requires the UFPO No. on the Excavation Permit Application.

Dumpster Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily place a dumpster on a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $50.

Sidewalk or Street Closure Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily block a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $100.