Sanitary Sewer Overflow Due to Vandalism, Warning Signs Still Posted

Due to vandalism, sewage has overflowed directly into Mill Creek and into the Columbia River. The sewer pipe has been cleared and the pipe has been repaired. No more sewage is overflowing.

Out of an abundance of caution, signs have been placed at locations of public river access on the Oregon shore of the Columbia River, from The Dalles Riverfront Park to West Mayer Park boat launch. The signs say: “Warning - Contaminated Water - No water contact” and give phone numbers to call for information.  These signs will remain in place at least until Thursday September 29, 2022 to allow time for water quality testing. Read the full press release here.

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City of The Dalles, OR



View the street closure calendar.  View future projects here. View 2022 projects here.

Paving project at East Third and Jefferson Streets

Picture: Paving project at the intersection of E. 3rd Street and Jefferson Street in The Dalles.
The Transportation Division primarily manages the operation and maintenance of over 99 miles of paved city streets in addition to: bicycle paths, sidewalks, unpaved alleys, public pedestrian access paths and right-of-ways. The Division mission is to safely and efficiently manage and maintain the City streets while providing high levels of customer service. Division responsibilities also include Public Works fleet management and maintenance of some City-owned buildings and grounds.


Transportation crew summer work hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No parking zone signs will be placed 48 hours before each project begins. Citizens are asked to park vehicles outside of the work zone during work hours. To report abandoned autos (extended parking with flat tire, storing junk, expired tags or broken windows) call (541) 296-5481 x1153.

          •  Slow down before and throughout areas marked with cones.
          •  Watch for workers; drive with caution
          •  Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you
          •  Expect delays, especially during peak travel times

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You can download or print a permit application from the Public Works Documents webpage.

Streets throughout The Dalles may be owned by the State of Oregon, Wasco County or even privately owned. View this Map of road ownership in The Dalles to determine who to call about any concerns.

Report a concern here. Email other questions to the Public Works Department or call (541) 296-5401.

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Summer Street Maintenance3 documents

  • 2022 Street Maintenance Program Map
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  • 2022 Street Maintenance Program List
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  • Learn more about our community investment in safe transportation
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Fall Leaf Pick-up3 documents

  • Fall Leaf Disposal Special.pdf
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  • Sweeping for Safe Streets.pdf
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  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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Winter Weather Response3 documents

  • Snow Response Information.pdf
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  • Snow Shoveling Safety.pdf
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  • Winter Weather Response Plan.pdf
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Spring Tree Trimming2 documents

  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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  • Annual Snowmelt Street Flooding.pdf
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