• Announcements

    Road Closures
    Effective March15, 2023 the following roads are posted “HEAVY LOADS LIMITED” – no vehicle traffic over 23,000 lbs allowed – except by permit. Fines vary from $250 to $1,000 per occurrence for anyone in violation: Allen Road, Ashby Road, Brewer Road, Centerline Road, Chandler Road, Chapman Road, Cleaves Road, Coffin Road, Edgemont Drive, Egypt Road, Ginn Road, Henderson Road, Higgins Road, James Road, Jameison Road, Johnson Road, Maple Grove Road, Marston/Burlock Road, Niles Road, Reach Road (far end), Skyway Street, Spragueville Road, Tompkins Road, White Road, and Williams Road.

    Posted Road Permits are available on a case to case basis, at the sole discretion of the Public Works Director. Please stop in at our offices located at 5 Missile Street, Presque Isle, ME to obtain a permit.

Division of Public Works | City of Presque Isle | Presque Isle, Maine



To be the leader in public works services and innovative programs in Aroostook County and Northern Maine and to continue to set the standard for service to our citizens and those who visit our community.

On a year round basis, Presque Isle Public Works maintains 116 miles of paved streets and roads, 10.6 miles of gravel roads, 23 miles of sidewalks, and all City-owned public parking lots. Added to this mix we plow an additional 21 miles of State and State Aid roadways in the winter months.

Our 16-member crew consists of: 1-Director, 1-Foreman, 1-Administrative Assistant, 3-Equipment Operators, 7-Truck Drivers, 2-Mechanics and 1-Laborer.

Daily Operations & Maintenance:
During the summer we perform maintenance on some of our 126 street and roadway miles and 23 miles of sidewalks. Summer maintenance  includes paving, chipsealing, brush cutting, roadside mowing.  We also maintain two boat landings and seven watershed dams located on tributaries of the Presque Isle Stream.

Our crew replaces signs as needed, performs culvert repair and/or replacement, catch basin repair and replacement, cleans and regrades ditches to ensure proper drainage. The City crew also performs street washing, sweeping, and patching of pot holes. We also construct street, road and sidewalk construction and  rehabilitation.

Our fleet of equipment and tools requires regular maintenance, all or which is done in our own shop.

During the winter months the Public Works crew is on call 24 hours, seven days a week from December 1st  through April 1st.

Most of the winter months are spent keeping parking lots, sidewalks and traveled ways open and safe for the public. The plowing mileage is broken into nine runs, each run takes approximately 3 – 3 1/2 hours to complete. The City uses a mixture of salt and liquid calcium chloride for slippery conditions and ice control on City streets. Approximately 6,000 cubic yards of sand/salt mixture is used for country roads .

The Public Works Division issues street opening permits, curb cut permits, and heavy load limit permits, at no cost to our residents.  Please contact us for more information.

Hours of Operation:
Summer months (April- October): Monday-Thursday, 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Winter Months (November – March): Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

  • After Hours Assistance:

    For after hours assistance you must call the Presque Isle Police Dispatcher at (207) 764-4476. They will notify the proper on call staff to respond. Please DO NOT call 911 unless you have an emergency.
  • Local Road Information:

    For information concerning road conditions within the City of Presque Isle:

    Department of Public Services
    Division of Public Works
    Phone: (207) 764-2560
  • Contact Information:

    Interim Director of Public Works, Harley Carmichael, Jr.
    Phone: (207) 764-2560
    Fax: (207) 764-2561
    Email: hcarmichael@presqueisleme.us
  • Administrative Assistant, Janice Richter
    Phone: (207) 764-2560
    Fax: (207) 764-2561
    Email: jrichter@presqueisleme.us
  • State Highway Information:

    For information concerning winter road conditions, road postings, closures or summer construction activities on STATE highways:

    MDOT Region 5
    Telephone: (207) 764-2060
    Website: http://www.511maine.gov
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