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 The Department of Public Works is responsible for and is committed to maintaining the city's physical infrastructure and providing quality services to the citizens of Hartford.


Spruce Street Construction

    Spruce Street Improvement project, which is part of the Hartford Intermodal Triangle project, will start the week of October 27, 2014.  This project involves the creation of a more pedestrian friendly access to Hartford’s Union Station and includes constructing a bump-out in front of the main entrance to the station to allow passengers to safely cross the street, pedestrian cross walks and cross walk ramps.  In addition, a bus stop concrete pad will be constructed on the north end of the street and a curb cut to allow transit buses access to Church Street. 

    Construction is expected to take three weeks.  Access to the Spruce Street Parking lot will be maintained throughout the construction period.  There will be a safety officer from the Hartford Police Department assigned to the construction activities along Spruce Street to allow for the safe crossing of individuals from the parking lot to Union Station.

    The driveway access to the intercity buses will not be disturbed by this construction.  This construction affects the loading and unloading zones for taxis and cars on Spruce Street.  During the construction period there will be no access to the taxi loading zone, therefore the loading and unloading zone for taxis will be permanently relocated to Allyn Street on the Union Place side of Union Station.  Allyn Street will be converted to a two-way street between Union and High on Tuesday, October 28th.  Taxis will be queuing on the north side of Allyn Street by Wednesday, October 29th. 

    The District will be posting signs throughout the transportation center (platform area, canopy area, lower level waiting area as well as the Great Hall waiting area) to direct intercity and Amtrak passengers to the new taxi zone.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this construction may cause you and your visitors.  The improvements planned for the station and the area surrounding the station will be of notable benefit to all the passengers and individuals that frequent Union Station. 

Hartford Street Sweeping Routes 2014-2015

The street sweeping routes for the City of Hartford for 2014-2015 are published below:

2014-2015 City of Hartford sweeping routes

Mayors’ Anti-Litter Campaign

As part of the Mayors’ upcoming Anti-Litter campaign, The City of Hartford is partnering with Knox’s in their Annual Spring Clean-up drive to combat litter. The 2014 Cleanups will be held on four consecutive Saturdays: April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10. Here you will find Knox’s Official Press release and clean-up registration form. The program is seeking volunteers.

New Snow Removal Procedures for Winter 2013-14

new mapAs announced in this City press release, new policies and procedures are in place to better prepare the City of Hartford for severe weather and snow storms.

Changes include:

  • A complete reorganization of City snow routes (a map of the new routes can be seen at right or by clicking here)
  • A streamlining of plow routes from from twenty-seven to twenty-four, broken up into six separate districts. Each district now is assigned 4 plow trucks and 4 trained drivers, as well a supervisor, to assure adequate coverage throughout the City.
  • Two, full-day Saturday trainings where all DPW drivers practiced hands-on driving and were tested on knowledge of their route and overall capabilities. 
  • Additional staff training for Department of Public Works (DPW) employees.
  • Major arteries or “A” routes will be salted 24-48 hours in advance of a storm and every side street salted up to 4 hours prior to the commencement of a storm.
  • Strict parking ban enforcement by both DPW and the Hartford Police Department. 
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Department of Public Works Contact

Department of Public Works
50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
Office: (860) 757-9900
Fax: (860) 722-6215

Office Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM