Public Works News

Commercial Street Sidewalk Project

The City of Bath applied for a grant from the Maine Department of Transportation in 2011 for funds to construct a sidewalk on the east side of Commercial Street between the Sagadahoc Bridge and Broad Street. After a long design and review period, the project is finally coming to construction. The work is expected to begin in October 2021. The project includes a storm drain, new sidewalk and crosswalks, a retaining wall, and lighting. The construction has been awarded to J. Pratt Construction, a contractor from Minot, Maine. The City will be represented on the site by Ransom Consulting, who also designed all of the improvements. The work is expected to take approximately 2-3 months.

There will be disruptions to access to the Guilford lot, travel and parking in the work area on Commercial and Lambard Streets, and to access to the Bath Freight Shed while this work is underway. 

For updates, please visit this project's webpage at: 

Schedule of Rates Approved

City Council has adopted a Resolution establishing schedule of rates for sewer system fees, use charges, and special assessments in the City of Bath. These changes are effective July 1, 2021.

Please Click Here to view the Resolution and rate changes.

At any time, you may access rate information online:

Court Street Sewer Work Beginning May 3

On May 3, 2021, the City of Bath Public Works Dept. will be starting work to replace a 300-foot section of sewer on Court St. 

The work area is from the easterly intersection of Winslow Court 300-feet to the east (toward High St.).  Westbound traffic on Court St. from High St. will be detoured as shown on this Detour Map.  Eastbound Court St. traffic will continue to move through the work area.  Some portions of the work will require eastbound traffic to be detoured as well.  Residents should expect dust and noise during the project.  The work is expected to take approximately 4 weeks. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Bath Public Works Dept. at (207) 443-8357. 

Landfill Closed April 26-30

The Bath Landfill will be closed Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30 so that the City can replace our scale house building. 

Customers may use the Pine Tree Waste West Bath Transfer Station for immediate disposal or recycling needs. Fees for that service must be paid by the customer. FMI call Bath Public Works at (207) 443-8357.

Paving on Middle, Lemont, and Franklin Streets

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, road paving work will commence on: 

  • Middle St. (from Robinson to Lemont)
  • Lemont St.
  • Middle St (from Centre St. to Leeman Hwy.)
  • Franklin St. 

Traffic controls will be in place. Local traffic will be able to reach homes/businesses but there may be delays while equipment is moving around. There will be some dust/noise and parking will not be permitted while the work is going on. Parking will be restored as soon as the work area moves to another street. Paving and sidewalk work will happen in the next few weeks, weather dependent.

FMI please contact Public Works at (207) 443-8357.

Oak Grove Sidewalk Project Starting Soon

The City of Bath applied for a grant from the Maine Department of Transportation in 2013 for funds to construct sidewalks on Oak Grove Avenue, Judkins Avenue, and Old Brunswick Road. The work is expected to begin in early April 2021.

For updates and Project POC, please view the Oak Grove Sidewalk Project Page.

Spring Cleanup Week Apr 12-17

Spring Cleanup Week for Bath Residents Only

Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16  |  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17  |  8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bath Landfill - 11 Detritus Drive, Bath

Bath residents may bring in (at no cost!):

  • 1 Pickup Load of Bulky/Demo Waste
  • 1 Pickup Load of Metal
  • 2 Tires
  • 2 Pickup Loads of Brush and Yard Waste

Total for the cleanup period. 

All other items require payment of normal fee:

  • Mattresses & Box Springs: $10 each
  • Couches and Stuffed Chairs/Recliners: $10 each
  • Computer Monitors: $10 each
  • All TV's: $10 each
  • CPU's: $3 each
  • Computer mouse and keyboards: $1 each

Special Waste Items: Items with Freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) are not accepted. Freon must be removed by a licensed vendor.

Universal Wastes: Bath recycles fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries. 20 lb propane tanks $2 per tank. You must notify the Scale House of these items. 

If you have another person transport your material for you they must have a TIP FEE WAIVER FORM signed by you. Forms are available at the landfill, City Clerk's Office, or can be downloaded here. Call 207-443-8356 FMI.

Household Hazardous Waste Preregistration Begins April 12

Do you have materials in your home that you no longer need that you think might be hazardous (paint, bleach, gasoline, etc.)? Then take advantage of the City of Bath's FREE collection event! 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the Bath Public Works Department (450 Oak Grove Ave, Bath). 

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This event is open to residents of: Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Harpswell, Topsham, Harpswell, and Arrowsic.

The preregistration period runs from Monday, April 12 to Friday, May 7 and is required. Call 1-888-958-2255 during the preregistration period to sign up. You CANNOT preregister before April 12.

We do this so we have an opportunity to discuss what you have to dispose of. We keep track of the quantity so we can stay within our budget. And we will inform you if what you have is not considered hazardous or if it is something you can bring to the Landfill every day. Please help us keep costs down by not bringing non-hazardous materials.

Proof of Residency is required. No commercial, industrial, or business customers. 

Please call the Landfill (443-8356) or Public Works (443-8357) for more information.

Bridge Repair Work Beginning March 24

The Maine DOT will be performing bridge repair work on the Winter Street and Oak Street train overpasses.

Weather permitting, the work schedule is as follows:

3/24, 3/25 - Winter Street

3/26, 3/29 - Oak Street

Through traffic will be detoured around these work sites during the day, but residents will have access to their driveways at all times.  Through traffic will be restored each evening.

Any questions regarding these repairs may be directed to Don McKenna of the Maine DOT at 207-462-4474.

Public Meeting - Bath Sidewalk Construction Project

The City of Bath will soon be starting a project to construct new sidewalks on Oak Grove Avenue, Judkins Avenue, and Old Brunswick Road. In addition to the sidewalk construction, the work will include drainage improvements and landscaping.

Pratt and Sons, Inc. has been selected to be the general contractor and Gorrill Palmer Engineers will be on site during the construction to monitor the contractor’s activities and to act as a liaison for you to ask questions and communicate concerns during the work.  

This work will begin on or about April 1, 2021 and last approximately three months.  You should expect to see workers in the area.  They will be clearing the path for the sidewalks, excavating for pipes in the road, placing concrete for the curb, and asphalt for the sidewalks.  Some of this work will temporarily interrupt travel along these roads.  If your property will be affected, the contractor and/or engineer will come to your home and/or leave a notice with more information.  Please also be prepared for occasional dust and noise in the project area.

Public Information Meeting

For more information, please plan to attend a public information meeting to be held online via Zoom on Thursday March 25 at 5:30 PM. View event by Clicking Here.

If you have any questions about this project please call the Bath Public Works office at 443-8357.

City of Bath 2021 Paving Program

The following streets are scheduled to be paved this Spring/Summer/Fall:

Group A - expected Spring/early Summer:

  • Middle Street - between Robinson Street and Lemont Street
  • Lemont Street - full length, and will include curb/sidewalk replacement
  • Middle Street - between Centre Street and Leeman Highway, and will include curb/sidewalk replacement
  • Getchell Street - full length
  • Franklin Street - Leeman Highway to School Street 

Group B - expected Fall:

  • Judkins Avenue - full length, following new sidewalk construction 
  • Oak Grove Avenue - Lincoln Street to Crawford Drive, following new sidewalk construction
  • High Street - Oliver Street to Denny Road (depending on replacement of retaining walls between Oliver Street and West Milan Street), and will include curb/sidewalk replacement

Please be advised that this list should be considered a plan, and not a guarantee. Problems with utilities or other issues can sometimes delay or even cancel the best plans. 

Residents may call Bath Public Works at 443-8357 to communicate any concerns.

Sewer Repair on State Road

Bath Public Works has discovered a leaking sewer force main located under the park & ride on State Road behind VIP Auto Parts. A section of the parking area will be blocked off beginning the evening of Wednesday, February 17. Repair will begin on February 18 and hopefully complete within the day. 

We do not anticipate impacts to the businesses on State Road. Please call Public Works with questions at (207) 443-8357.

Feb 2, 2021 Storm Information

City Offices 

City offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 2.

Curbside Collection of Trash and Recycling

There will be NO curbside collection of trash and recycling on Tuesday, February 2. This will result in the following collection changes:

  • Tuesday collection will take place on Wednesday
  • Wednesday collection will take place on Thursday
  • Thursday collection will take place on Friday

City Bus

The Bath City Bus will not be running on Tuesday, February 2.

Parking Ban

Reminder: It will be unlawful for the operator or owner to cause, allow, or permit any vehicle to be parked on any street within the City of Bath for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) and 6:00 a.m. of any day, from November 15 through March 15 (Bona Fide emergency calls exempt). 

Municipal Parking Lots

It shall be unlawful to cause, allow, or permit any vehicle to be parked in any Municipal Parking Lot overnight between November 15 and March 15.


A notice of illegal parking shall be issued with fines ranging from $30 to $50 plus the cost of towing and impoundment. Please contact the Bath Police Department with any questions at (207) 443-5563.

Additional Winter Information

For more information about winter in Bath, including information about snow removal, click here.

Winter Reminders from Public Works


  • Bath residents are allowed two (2) 5-gallon buckets of sand per storm. Our sand bin is located at the south entrance to the public works garage (450 Oak Grove Avenue). Sand is only for residents and not for contractors spreading sand for their customers

Winter Parking Ban:

  • From November 15, 2020, to March 15, 2021, it will be unlawful to park for a period longer than 30 minutes on any street in Bath between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. The same applies for municipal parking lots. Learn More 

Clearing Snow:

  • For residents who park vehicles in driveways, please keep sidewalks clear so our sidewalk machines are not restricted in doing their job.
  • Please do not push snow into sidewalks or public streets as this is not only against Maine state law, it is also costly and time-consuming for the Public Works Department to send vehicles and manpower out to go back to clean up a street or sidewalk.
  • If you have concerns that a piece of your property was damaged by City snow removal equipment, please call the Public Works Department at (207) 443-8357. 
  • Downtown Sidewalk Snow Removal - the City of Bath reminds owners and/or occupants of properties in the downtown area of their responsibility for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their sites after a storm, and icicles that overhang streets or sidewalks. Learn More

Winter Plowing:

  • Curious about the City's process for winter plowing? Click Here to learn how it's done. 

On behalf of the Bath Public Works Department, thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Paul Davis Bridge Project

Construction is commencing on-or-about Monday, July 27, 2020, on the Paul L. Davis Memorial Bridge, located where High Street passes over Route 1. This work is scheduled to complete in October/November of 2020. 

Traffic Impacts:

The Paul Davis Memorial Bridge on High Street will be restricted to one, twelve-foot-wide travel lane of one-way northbound traffic, until approximately October 7, 2020. High Street and all abutting businesses and schools will remain open and accessible. Traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Middle Street with Commercial Street and Leeman Highway, to aid with the additional traffic detoured from High Street. The work, which includes approach work and demolition and reconstruction of the existing High
Street bridge wearing surface, will be conducted during daylight hours. There will be signs directing passenger vehicle as well as truck traffic through the project and along the detour routes. Future notice will be given when the bridge is reopened to two-way traffic.

Additional Map Details

We would like to thank everyone in advance for your patience. Please drive safely.

For any questions, please contact Bath Public Works at (207) 443-8357. 

South End Sewer Project

The City of Bath will be starting a sewer improvement project in the South End beginning around August 1 and continuing for several months. The City has contracted with Crooker Construction, LLC, to perform the work. The project is expected to be completed by December 2020.

In preparation for construction, please be aware that the contractor may be surveying portions of your neighborhood starting Monday, July 13. Affected areas of the South End include:

  • East portion of Weeks Street
  • Getchell Street
  • Area around the intersection of Middle and Marshall Streets
  • Area between Middle and Washington Streets north of Hunt Street
  • Academy Green neighborhood to High Street (west of High Street, north of Nichols Street)

We ask for your patience and understanding as we make these necessary improvements to Bath’s infrastructure.

If you have any questions, please call Bath Public Works at (207) 443-8357.

Bath Landfill to Reopen Monday, May 18

The Bath Landfill will reopen to Bath residents, non-resident customers, and commercial customers with commercial permits on Monday, May 18, two weeks before the rest of the City’s buildings are slated to reopen on June 1.  

“We have established new procedures which will allow our staff to safely interact with the public and restore early operation to the landfill,” said City Manager Peter Owen. “Please be aware that these procedures could very well lead to increased wait times, especially in the first few days. We ask for everyone’s patience and understanding.”

The number of vehicles in the landfill at one time will be limited to less than ten to promote social distancing. Incoming vehicles must display their residential or commercial permits on the passenger side of the windshield; Residential permits are available at the landfill with proper display of residential credentials. Commercial permits are available from the City Clerk’s Office (closed until June 1; please email or call (207) 443-8332) and will require the completion of an application form and payment of the appropriate fee.

Cash and checks will still be accepted as payment, although payment by card is preferred. Customers will not be permitted into the scale house; all business will be conducted through the scale house window. Customers should remain in or near their vehicles when entering and be prepared to describe the materials presented for disposal or recycling.

Staff will not be allowed to assist customers with offloading their waste. Customers recycling oil or antifreeze must dump their liquids into the tank with staff supervision and place the empty container in the facility waste bin or take the container home. 

It is highly recommended that customers wear face masks and gloves while at the landfill. Customers utilizing the facility do so at their own risk.

Spring Cleanup Week has been postponed to a date to be determined. An announcement will be made on the City’s website and Facebook page when that date is confirmed. Payment of normal fees is expected at this time.

The Bargain Barn will remain closed until further notice.

The Bath Landfill is located at 11 Detritus Drive in Bath. Hours of operations (beginning May 18) are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last commercial load is due at 3:30 p.m. FMI (207) 443-8356.

Survey Work on Castine Ave and Union St

The Bath Public Works Department will be conducting preliminary survey work for future projects on Castine Avenue and Union Street during the week of April 20, 2020. 

Soil bores will be done in the road on Union Street: a drill rig will drill 3-inch holes in the pavement down to ledge. This will happen about every 25 ft in two lines down the road. 

Construction on these roads will not be taking place imminently; this survey work is a preliminary step. If you have questions, please contact the Bath Public Works Department at 207-443-8357.

General Information
Director of Public Works
Lee Leiner, P.E.
Deputy Director of Public Works
Chris Wallace
Jacob Dodge
Administrative Assistant
Michael Tucker
Phone Numbers
207-443-8357 207-443-8201 (after hours)
Fax: 207-443-8352
Emergencies: Dial 911
450 Oak Grove Avenue

Monday - Friday
Office: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Landfill: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM