Paving Projects 

This page lists the paving projects on arterial roadways anticipated to take place in calendar year 2020. Road users should expect the roadway surface to be grooved or uneven until paving is completed. Travelers should expect lane closures and delays for the duration of the work. Where sidewalk and curb ramp work is proposed, pedestrian detours should be expected. 

Last updated: April 23, 2021

Marginal Way – MPI Paving Project
Forest Avenue to Franklin Street

The project consists of milling the top layer of pavement, new curb installation at intersections, ADA upgrades at ramps, miscellaneous sidewalk and esplanade work, signal upgrades at Elm Street, resurfacing the road, and re-striping the road. This project went out to bid in July 2020 and has been awarded to Glidden Excavating. 

Work is currently slated to start 5/3/21. Check back for updates on large paving operations that may affect traffic.

Brighton Avenue
Taft Avenue to Westbrook Line

The scope of this repaving and pedestrian improvements project includes a milling (removing) the existing pavement surface and installing a new asphalt pavement overlay along Brighton Avenue from the City of Westbrook line to Taft Avenue. Curb ramps and sidewalk segments within the project limits will be reconstructed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The existing center medians will be removed and the roadway will be restriped to provide bike lanes. The configuration and number of travel lanes and turn lanes will not be changed.  In coordination with METRO, two bus stop pads for bus shelters will be constructed near City Hospital Drive. Pedestrian signal improvements are also proposed at City Hospital Drive and Riverside Drive intersections. 

Work has recommenced on this project. We are currently tentatively slated to final pave this area on 5/5/21 and 5/6/21 (this is weather dependent).

elm street

congress to marginal way

The scope of this MPI Paving project is repaving and pedestrian improvements along Elm Street. The project includes milling (removing) the existing pavement surface and installing new asphalt pavement overlay, curb ramp and sidewalk segments in poor condition within the project limits will be reconstructed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and a new striping pattern incorporating a designated bike lane for a majority of the project limits will be installed.

A public meeting was held on 3/11/21; the PDF of this presentation is in the links below.

We anticipate this project to be bid in early Summer 2021 and begin construction shortly after the project has been awarded.

STEVENS AVENUE

PLEASANT AVENUE TO FOREST AVENUE

The scope of this MPI Paving project is repaving and pedestrian improvements along Stevens Avenue. The project includes milling (removing) the existing pavement surface and installing new asphalt pavement overlay, curb ramp and areas of sidewalk in poor condition within the project limits will be reconstructed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and new striping along the corridor to incorporate bike lanes.

We anticipate this project to be bid in Spring 2021 and begin construction shortly after the project has been awarded. 


If you have any questions, comments, or need more information, please contact the City of Portland Transportation Technician/Inspector Carolyn Bess at cmb@portlandmaine.gov