Fore Street - Eastern Promenade Sewer Separation Project

Project Updates:


Project Update for Week Ending 9/3/21

On August 16, 2021 the project contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel mobilized to the project site and converted Fore Street into a one-way street with traffic flow still allowed to move easterly towards the Eastern Promenade. Utility construction has begun with the installation of 12" ductile Iron watermain for the Portland Water District. As of 9/3/21, the contractor has installed approximately 430 linear feet of watermain between Mountfort Street and Waterville Street.

Project Outlook for Week Ending 9/10/21

The project traffic pattern will remain with one-way traffic flow allowed on the south side of Fore Street towards the Eastern Promenade. Westbound traffic shall continue to use the specified detour route or be asked to find another route around the work zone. The contractor will continue to install 12" watermain up the hill towards Waterville Street. Phase 1 watermain work from Mountfort to Waterville Street is scheduled to conclude on 9/24/21. 

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FORE STREET TO BE CONVERTED TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FLOW FROM MOUNTFORT ST TO ST. LAWRENCE ST AS PART OF AN UPCOMING STORM DRAIN/SEWER PROJECT.

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning the week of August 16, 2021, the City’s contractor, Gorham Sand and Gravel will begin construction on the Fore Street-Eastern Promenade Sewer Separation Project. In order to accomplish the project work, the Contractor will convert Fore Street traffic flow to one-way only flow between Mountfort Street and St. Lawrence Street. Fore Street and Eastern Promenade will remain open to eastbound traffic in the direction of the Eastern Promenade throughout the project.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR MOTORISTS: Once this traffic setup has been implemented it will remain in place for the first phase of the project which is scheduled to last from 8/16/21 to 1/1/22. Project work will typically take place Monday thru Friday between 7am and 7pm. The one-way traffic flow pattern will remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project work is completed. Westbound traffic routing towards the Old Port and Downtown Portland will be directed to the specified detour route starting at St. Lawrence street or will be asked to seek an alternate route around the work zone. It is strongly recommended that motorists exiting the Eastern Promenade area use Congress Street or another route to avoid the construction zone.

IMPACTS TO PARKING: Please be aware that the contractor will be restricting street parking between Waterville Street and Mountfort Street as necessary to complete the construction work. The contractor is trying to leave as much street parking open as possible while still being able to complete the work. Please watch out for posted "emergency no-parking" signs which will be installed in areas of parking space closures. Parking closures will be periodic and shift as the work area moves up the hill.

IMPACTS TO PEDESTRIANS: The contractor is required to keep an accessible sidewalk route open through the work zone during construction.

SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTE, IF POSSIBLE, TO AVOID DELAYS: Motorists will encounter traffic delays when driving through the work zone and are urged to seek alternate routes into and around this area during the project.

Fore St SD 2021-08-05 One-Way Traffic Control Map-Overview
Fore St SD 2021-08-12 One-Way Traffic Control Map-Work Zone-Updated
Fore St Storm Drain Schedule

Start of Construction Notification:

 

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This project has been successfully bid and awarded to Gorham Sand and Gravel at a contract price of $3,993,220.  

At this point in time it's anticipated that this project will commence in late August.  The project is required to be substantially completed by October of 2022.  

This project has been advertised for bidding.  Bids for this project are due on Thursday, May 20th at 3:00pm.  If the construction contract is awarded it is anticipated that this project will commence around July 5th, 2021.   

Unitil Natural Gas has been onsite since mid April relocating their gas main in preparation of the City's project.  

This project has received funding approval as part of the Water Resources Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  A target date of April 1, 2021 has been established to advertise the project for bidding.  If the project is successfully bid and awarded to the low bid contractor then it's anticipated the project will start around June 1, 2021.   


Fore St SD 2021-02-24 Facts Sheet
Fore Street 2020-01-21 Neighborhood Meeting Map
Project Name: Fore Street/Eastern Promenade Sewer Separation Project

Design Engineer: Woodard and Curran 

Owner: City of Portland Public Works Department

Contractor: Gorham Sand and Gravel

Inspection Firm: Sebago Technics

City of Portland Contract Value: $3,993,220.87

Schedule: August 2021 to October 2022.  

City Project Manager Contact Information:  
Justin Pellerin, P.E.  DPW Stormwater Project Engineer 
Email: jrp@Portlandmaine.gov 
Phone: 207-874-8828

Portland Water District Project Manager Contact Information: 
William Pierce, P.E. PWD Project Engineer 
Phone: 207-774-5961

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