Paving Projects 

This page lists the paving projects on arterial roadways anticipated to take place in calendar year 2021. 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: July 19, 2021

2020 cip pAVING

No major work is anticipated for this project; see Fact Sheet below for more information. 

Please contact Lauren Andersen at landersen@portlandmaine.gov if you have any questions.

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 started on this project in May 2021. We are currently scheduled to pave the street on July 26 through July 30. The street will have No Parking on the entire length (from Forest Avenue to Franklin Street). Please expect traffic delays during this work. 

If you have any questions please contact the City Project Manager, Lauren Andersen at landersen@portlandmaine.gov 

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. 

This project is completed.

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.

This project went out to bid in July; we are currently reviewing bid pricing to determine next steps. 

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.

This project was bid and all bids came in over budget. We are anticipating to put the project back out to bid with a revised scope in hopes for construction in 2022.  


If you have any questions, comments, or need more information, please contact the City of Portland Senior Engineer, Lauren Andersen at landersen@portlandmaine.gov