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

Fall Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Information
                                                                            October 12, 2021
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The Framingham Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside brush and leaf collection at the end of October.

Brush will be collected for two weeks, October 25-29 and December 6-10, 2021. Leaves will be picked up for five weeks, November 1 – December 3, 2021. Curbside collection will occur on residents’ regularly scheduled trash/recycling collection days during those weeks. 

Residents who plan to take advantage of curbside collection should reference the requirements

Yard waste and brush not conforming to the requirements will not be collected and left at the curb.
Residents with a valid Recycling Drop-Off Center Permit can also utilize the Yard Waste Facility on Dudley Road, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Framingham Public Works to Host Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, Virtual Public Meeting
This meeting is the third of four public engagement sessions

                                                                        October 7, 2021

Graphic with Following Text: Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, Virtual Public Meeting, October 2

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works and their consultant, VHB, will host the third of four virtual public meetings for the City’s Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, on Thursday, October 21, at 6 p.m.

The third meeting will focus on three transportation topics in multiple breakout rooms, including:

  • Room 1: Public Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Connectivity: Focuses on the Village Green area, study area corridors*, and sidewalk connections throughout the City.

  • Room 2: Traffic Congestion at Specific Study Areas, Including:
    • Route 30/Cochituate Road at Beacon Street 
    • Route 30/Cochituate Road at Shoppers World 
    • Leland Street at Beaver and Kendall Streets 
    • Salem End Road at Winter Street 
    • Pleasant Street at Woodmere Road/Temple Street
    • Salem End Road at Badger Road/Gates Street 
  • Room 3: Neighborhood Connections and Traffic Calming: Neighborhood connections and gateways, including the study area intersections around MCI-Framingham, Central Street at Summer Street, and Fenwick Street/ Haynes Road location.  

 *The corridor of Central Street, Summer Street, Fenwick Street, and Haynes Road will be discussed in Room 3.

 The public will have the opportunity to provide oral and written feedback about the proposed improvements. 

Reference Zoom meeting information here. Please note, to experience the full capability of this meeting and the breakout rooms, the City recommends utilizing a computer or smartphone device.

For more information about the project, including previous meetings, documents, and more, please visit:


                                                             September 27, 2021
Image of a hydrant being flushed. Text: Framingham Public Works Hydrant Flushing Program.

The Water Department will begin conducting its Fall 2021 Water Main Flushing on Monday, October 4, through Friday, November 12, 2021.

Flushing will start in Zone 1, and the program will be conducted Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Framingham.

The areas to be flushed are bounded by Maple Street, Franklin Street, Grove Street, Blackberry Lane, and the Southborough town line.

For more information, including an anticipated schedule and what to expect once flushing begins, please visit:

Osmose utility to continue inspecting utility poles throughout the City of Framingham


Framingham, MA- The Framingham Department of Public Works has issued a street permit to Osmose Utility, a Verizon Wireless subcontractor, allowing them to continue inspecting utility poles located in the public right-of-way throughout the city.

Utility pole inspections will begin the first week of April. Workers will be dressed in safety clothing, carry identification cards, and work out of company marked vehicles.

Per Massachusetts law, Osmose Utility is required to file Dig Safe tickets. Dig Safe paint markings will be visible near utility poles throughout the city.

Reference this document for more information about Osmose’s proposed work scope and messaging.

Please send all questions, comments, or concerns to Osmose Utility at (770) 632-6700 or submit an inquiry form on their website.



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.