Update (October 12, 2021)
Preparation work was delayed from the original start date of October 7. It will now begin on Wednesday, October 13 and will take place during daytime hours.
Grinding of pavement will take place beginning on Monday, October 18, and will be followed by repavement of the road. The project is set to be complete by October 22.
Please expect delays as preparation work begins for a paving project on lower Main Street in Biddeford starting on October 7, 2021. All construction will take place on Main Street between Alfred Street and Hill Street. The project will be completed over a three-week period and is expected to be finished by October 22, 2021.
Main Street travelers will benefit from a smoother drive down lower Main Street as previous construction patches are repaired. Preparation work for the project will begin on Main Street with lowering and raising of manholes taking place overnight beginning on October 7. Paving work will begin on October 12 and will take place during daytime business hours.
When construction work is in progress, drivers crossing into Biddeford from Saco will be allowed to travel up Main Street as it will be open to one-way traffic up Main Street. Elm Street traffic traveling down Main Street towards Saco will be detoured up Alfred Street to Pool Street to go to Saco. Water Street and Hill Street will remain fully accessible during this project.
In order to retain as much parking in the area as possible, parking will only be prohibited along the section of the road that is actively under construction on each day. A limited number of fifteen-minute customer parking spaces for curbside pick-up services will also be available within the construction area and will be marked with new signage.
For more information, please contact Jeff Demers, Director of Public Works, at 207-282-1579.