Roadway, Bridge and Other Projects by the Boston Public Works Department

Ruggles Street

South Street and Bussey Street Intersection Improvements

Mattapan Square Beautification

Central Square

24 x 36 Cent Sq

Long Island Bridge – Demolition

Commonwealth Avenue Phase 3 and 4

Quincy Street

North Square

Connect Historic Boston

North Washington Street Bridge

The Engineering Division of Public Works oversees contracts for total reconstruction of City streets and sidewalks (as opposed to resurfacing; see Construction Management). Reconstruction includes installation of under-surface street lighting systems, as well as the design and engineering of pedestrian ramps. The Engineering Division also conducts bridge inspections and coordinates bridge reconstruction through MassDOT. The Public Improvement Commission, the board that oversees any changes made to City street definitions, dimensions, naming, or ownership, is also part of the Engineering Division.

About Boston Public Works

The Public Works Department manages the construction, maintenance, cleaning and use of public infrastructure throughout the City. We manage streets, bridges, street lights, and pedestrian ramps. In addition, PWD provides core basic services essential to neighborhood quality of life, such as snow/ice control, trash and recycling collection, and street sweeping. Finally, the Department helps keep the rest of the City moving by managing the City’s vehicle fleet.


Recent Projects

24 x 36 Cent Sq