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

Framingham Public Works to Host fourth and Final Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, Virtual Public Meeting

                                                                   November 23, 2021

Transportation Master Plan


The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works and their consultant, VHB, will host the fourth and final virtual public meeting for the City’s Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 6 p.m.
 
The final meeting will review the recommendations being proposed as part of the Transportation Master Plan. A draft report, including the recommendations, will be available for the public to review on Wednesday evening, November 24, via the 
Virtual Meeting Room. Please note, the virtual meeting room is best accessed in Google Chrome.

Reference Zoom meeting information here.
 
The public will have the opportunity to provide oral and written feedback about the proposed recommendations until Thursday, December 9, at 5 p.m., so that they can be incorporated into the final master plan.

For more information about the project, including previous meetings, documents, and more, please visit:
www.FraminghamMa.gov/Transportation

New Public Parking Area and Pedestrian Improvements for the Cochituate Rail Trail; 

Framingham Residents Now Have an Area to Park When Accessing the Trail

                                                                        November 10, 2021

Before and After (Old Speen Street Pump Station turned into a new Parking Lot)

Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that a new public parking area, located on Speen Street, for the Cochituate Rail Trail will open today, Wednesday, November 10.
 
The newly installed parking area was previously home to the City’s second-largest wastewater pumping station, known as the Speen Street Pump Station, up until 2012.
 
First, the existing pump station building was demolished, and site restoration was conducted. Once the site work was completed, a new crosswalk and two rectangular rapid-flashing beacons were installed to accommodate pedestrian crossing.
 
 “Although this area is limited in size, due to being located close to wetlands, the need for public parking in Framingham for the Rail Trail was paramount regardless of the number of spots we could accommodate,” said William Sedewitz, Acting Director of Public Works.
 
 “The opening of this parking area comes at a perfect time, as the newest section of the Rail Trail officially opened a short time ago,” exclaimed Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. “New parking will further encourage residents to explore this wonderful amenity that promotes healthy living and brings our community together.”
 
 The parking area, consisting of four parking spots, one being handicap accessible, will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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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.
 
Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí.
 
Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.

Osmose utility to continue inspecting utility poles throughout the City of Framingham
                                                                                        3/25/21

Verizon-Osmose-Notice-Letter


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.

INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY'S MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS?

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COMMUNITY