Providence County Public Works

Find Providence County Rhode Island departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.

Burrillville Public Works 65 Union Avenue Burrillville RI 02830 401-568-4440

East Providence Public Works 60 Commercial Way East Providence RI 02914 401-435-7741

Providence City Public Works 1 Crest Avenue East Providence RI 02915 401-433-6376

Providence Public Works 700 Allens Avenue Providence RI 02905 401-467-7950

Smithfield Public Works 3 Sprague Circle Johnston RI 02919 401-233-1035

Woonsocket Public Works 169 Main Street Woonsocket RI 02895 401-767-9210

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About Public Works

Does Public Works charge for services?

Some Public Works operations, such as maintenance of roads, parks and public facilities are typically funded through general taxation. Other services such as trash collection, water service and sewer service may be funded by user fees. Fees for trash collection may be a flat monthly service fee, or may be based on volume of trash collected.

Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks?

The specifics vary from one jurisdiction to the next. Typically, the Public Works Department installs new sidewalks and replaces old sidewalks in accordance with a replacement schedule. Most state statutes and local ordinances place responsibility for maintenance of sidewalks with the property owner. In addition to repairs for sidewalks, property owners are almost always responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow and obstructions.

Can I get a stop sign installed on my street?

In most jurisdictions, a request for a stop sign may be made through the Public Works Department's engineering or roads maintenance division. The location is usually investigated and studied to determine if a stop sign is warranted and meets any applicable state guidelines for traffic control devices.