An upcoming construction project may impact traffic flow on South Street in Biddeford between Elm Street and Jefferson Street beginning on Monday, March 22.
The South Street Sidewalk Reconstruction Project will involve one-for-one replacement of concrete sidewalks, resetting of curbs, and the placement of ADA curb cuts and crosswalk pavers. New sidewalks and crossings will create more pedestrian-friendly, accessible routes, as well as a new, fresh look.
Additionally, the project will involve the installation of 300 feet of storm water pipe, grinding of the roadway, and newly added pavement. The storm drain work will assist the City with meeting the goals of its CSO program. This sewer separation work is required by the Department of Environmental Protection to prevent wastewater from draining into bodies of water during major storm events.
Expected impacts during the project period includes possible detours, one-way alternating traffic, and sidewalk closures. Community members are asked to expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.
Work will take place in segments of approximately 200 feet of the road at a time, and parking will be prohibited within these active construction areas. Please follow all posted signage as the project progresses, as cars that are parked in restricted areas may be towed.
“Our crews will make every effort to minimize any temporary inconvenience these projects may cause,” said Public Works Director Jeff Demers. “We thank all residents and business owners for their patience and understanding as we complete these necessary improvements to our infrastructure.”
This project is estimated to take about two months to complete. For more information, please contact Public Works Director Jeff Demers at 207-282-1579.