Roadway, Bridge and Other Projects by the Boston Public Works Department
South Street and Bussey Street Intersection Improvements
Mattapan Square Beautification
Long Island Bridge – Demolition
Commonwealth Avenue Phase 3 and 4
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.