The Town is restarting the Shore Road Gateway Rehabilitation Project first introduced at the September 4, 2019 Town Council workshop. Over the summer, you may see surveyors on Shore Road collecting data on existing conditions and locating the road right-of-way. Survey work should be completed in September. Once the survey is complete and plans are prepared, a preliminary design will be developed. The design will then be shared with the Town Council and the public.
The Shore Road rehabilitation project is located on Shore Road from the main entrance of Fort Williams Park to the municipal town line. This portion of Shore Road has not had significant upgrades in several decades. Elements guiding the preliminary design include:
•pedestrian and bicycle safety
•roadway and pavement improvements
An exciting part of the project is a partnership with the Portland Water District to replace up to 5,000’ linear feet of water lines dating back to 1907 and the 1920s. The length of water line replacement will depend on the type of roadway improvements selected (paving, road rehabilitation, complete reconstruction).
The project will not only upgrade aging infrastructure, but also incorporate improved pedestrian and bicycle connections and facilities. The neighborhood business district located near the South Portland line will be upgraded to a town gateway. This area deserves special focus and a meeting focusing on the businesses in this area will be held in late 2021 to share the project design, receive input, and answer questions. There will be numerous opportunities for public input into the project, with a tentative construction date of 2023 and 2024, subject to citizen approval. For more information, please contact Public Works Director Jay Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org or 799-4151.