The upcoming phase of construction on Lincoln Street will contribute to the City of Biddeford’s efforts to separate sewer lines throughout the city and improve downtown walkability.
In a previous phase of downtown upgrades in 2011, the City completed sewer separation from Elm Street to Main Street. Additional work completed in 2016 separated the sewer in the intersection of Lincoln, Main and Adams Streets as well as along the section of Main Street from Adams to Washington Street ahead of Maine Department of Transportation work and sidewalk work in the downtown. At that time, a stub from the sewer manhole on Main Street was also installed to connect to Lincoln Street in preparation for the construction that is set to begin this week.
In addition to sewer upgrades, the project will also continue ongoing downtown revitalization work with sidewalk replacement, installation of LED lighting, crosswalks, and curbing. Utilities will also be installed underground to match the underground utilities on Main Street. These street upgrades are consistent with recent improvements from the Main Street Sidewalk Improvement Program that aim to provide a cleaner, safer, and more walkable downtown for pedestrians and city residents.