Public Works

Department Overview

Every day dedicated professionals across the Department of Public Works take pride in the jobs they do to protect the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the community. We are comprised of a team that designs, builds, refurbishes, replaces, oversees, and maintains a complex combination of above ground and below ground public infrastructure.

Department News

Yard Waste Facility will close this weekend 

The City's Yard Waste Facility will close for the season on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Curbside Brush Pickup

Curbside brush collection will be on your regular trash/recycling day next week, December 2-6, 2019.

ONLY organic brush will be collected, i.e.sticks, twigs, branches, and shrubs. NO pressure-treated wood or lumber.

Please make sure that brush pieces are no large than 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.

Bundle and tie with string or twine (no wire), or place in a reusable container marked "yard waste."

Brush bundles and any yard waste not conforming to these guidelines will not be collected and will be left at the curb.

For more information, please visit:

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[Image of a pile of brush with the following information: Framingham Public Works, Curbside Brush Pickup, Week of December 2-6, 2019.]

MassDOT 25% Design Public Hearing — 
Traffic Signal Installation at Edgell Road and Central Street

A public hearing will be held by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in the City of Framingham on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Village Hall, 2 Oak Street.

MassDOT will discuss the proposed reconstruction of the Edgell Road and Central Street intersection, including geometric improvements, the installation of a traffic signal, and improved pedestrian mobility and safety features.

MassDOT will manage this project as it’s a State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funded project.

For more information, please visit MassDOT’s website:  

  • What: MassDOT 25% Design Public Hearing— Traffic Signal Installation at Edgell Road and Central Street
  • Who: Framingham residents, commuters, and the general public  
  • Where: 2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01701
  • When: Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Why: To become acquainted with the project proposal. The public will have an opportunity to comment at the meeting or submit written comments.

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[Image of the press release notice, with the same information as above.]

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3rd Annual Open House

The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will hold its third annual open house on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Avenue.

The community is invited to visit the DPW operations center and learn about the Department. Activities will include a touch-a-truck exhibit, arts and crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free of charge. Donation bins will be set up to collect clothing/hygiene and non-perishable food items to help support local charities.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Join us for a day of family fun!

  • What: Framingham Public Works, 3rd Annual Open House
  • Who: Framingham residents
  • Where: 100 Western Ave., Framingham, MA 01702
  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Why: Winter family fun!


Open House Flyer

Sewer Dye Testing Program                             10/16/19

The City will begin conducting a Sewer Dye Testing Program the week of October 28, 2019. This program will investigate private property connections that allow rainwater or groundwater to enter the sewer system. Dye testing is a common practice that involves pouring a non-staining dye into suspected sources (e.g., roof downspouts, sump pumps, and floor drains). A source is confirmed if the dye is observed in the sewer system, shown in the photo below.

For a complete overview about this project, please visit:

Dye shown in a sewer manhole



About 50% of the City's roadways were built before World War II. 25% of the current stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure put in place at that time is now over 70 years old.

The City of Framingham tripled in population during the 25 years after World War II and 50% of the stormwater, water and wastewater systems were installed.

In 2006, the city accelerated the Capital Improvement Program to remedy this situation.