Mackworth Ocean Walton CSO Separation Project

The project is under construction by Gorham Sand and Gravel from Buxton ME. Construction will continue throughout 2021. 

Construction Update: 9/08/2021

Ocean Avenue
Gorham Sand & Gravel is currently installing a new water main for the Portland Water District in Ocean Avenue from Parsons Road to Chenery Street. During working hours of 7am to 7pm Ocean Ave within this area will be reduced to alternating one way traffic or detoured down to Clifton Street. This work is scheduled to be finished on 9/17/2021. An updated schedule has been posted below. 

Walton Street
Gorham Sand & Gravel, will continue to install new storm drains, sewers, and water main in Walton Street towards Canco Road.  Walton Street from Ocean to the school entrance is open to two way traffic.  Walton Street from the school entrance to Canco Road will remain one way until the utility work is completed and the road is paved which is scheduled to occur in October.  

Construction Schedule (Updated 9/8/21)

Mackworth, Ocean, Walton Schedule 8-31-21

Construction Update: 8/27/2021

Ocean Avenue
Gorham Sand & Gravel has finished installing new sewer and storm drains in Ocean Avenue.  Ocean Avenue is scheduled to be paved on 8/27/2021 from Walton Street to Parson Road.  On 8/30/2021 Ocean Ave will be opened back up to two way traffic during non working hours. The contractor still needs to install water main for the Portland Water District in Ocean from Parsons Road to Chenery Street. During working hours of 7am to 7pm Ocean Ave will be reduced to alternating one way traffic.

Walton Street
Gorham Sand & Gravel, during the month of August, has been installing new sewer in Walton Street. Starting in September they will go back to installing storm drain and water main from the school entrance towards Canco Road.  Walton Street from Ocean to the school entrance will be opened up to two way traffic.  Walton Street from the school entrance to Canco Road will remain one way until the utility work is completed and the road is paved which is scheduled to occur in October.  

Hammering Ledge on Ocean Ave

Ocean 2021-08-19 22.01.34 Hammering Ledge on Ocean

Sewer and Storm Pipes on Ocean Ave

Ocean 2021-07-19 11.07.48 Sewer and Storm on Ocean

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE 4/9/2021

Beginning April 16, 2021

Ocean Avenue: from Read Street to Forest Avenue will be One–Way Traffic Only
&
Walton Street: from Ocean Avenue School Entrance to Ocean Avenue will be One-Way Traffic Only

2021-04-16 Ocean Traffic Plan_Page_2
2021-05-12 Ocean Traffic Plan

Construction Update: May 12, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel over the past few weeks have been installing new sewers, storm drains, and water mains with two crews onsite daily. Over the next few weeks one crew will continue installing underground utilities in Walton Street while the other crew continues to work from Mackworth towards Mayland in Ocean Ave.  Also, beginning the week of 5/17 there will be a crew working on Mackworth restoring the edges of the roadway. Traffic seems to be getting used to the new one way pattern but there are still cars traveling the wrong way. Cars should not be going towards Washington Ave within the one way zone at any time. All traffic needs to travel towards Forest Avenue. 

2021-04-23 Ocean Ave Connection of Catch Basin to Storm Drain
New Catch Basin Connection
2021-05-03 Ocean Ave Setting Drain Manhole
New Drain Manhole Installation
2021-04-29 Ocean Ave Setting Sewer Main
New Sewer and Storm Drain
2021-04-28 Ocean Ave Hammering Ledge
Removing Ledge in order to install the pipe.

Construction Update: April 21, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel has now made Ocean Avenue one way from Read Street to Forest Avenue. Also last week, tDone Editinghe temporary water main has been activated and all of the houses are now on temporary water. Work will now commence with two crews onsite daily. One crew will be installing sewer and storm drains from Mackworth Street toward Irving Street. The other crew will be working near Walton Street installing sewer, storm and water main towards the Elementary School on Walton St. This work will continue for the next month.

2021-04-02 Instaling New Catch Basin
Installing New Catch Basin
2021-04-05 New Sewer Pipe
Installing new 4" PVC Sewer Service
2021-04-13 New Water Valve
2021-04-15 New Catch Basin in Ledge
Installing New Water Valve
Installing New Catch Basin in Shallow Ledge
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Construction Update: April 7, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel continues to install temporary PWD water mains in preparation for upcoming water main work. Once the temporary main is active, work will start for Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain in Ocean Avenue.

2021-03-31 Temporary water pipe
2021-03-29 Installing temporary water fitting
Installing temporary water pipe
Installing a temporary water fitting
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Construction Update: March 26, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel has been installing PWD water valves in preparation for upcoming water main work. Starting next week they will begin to lay temporary water main. Once the temporary main is active, work will start up again for Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain in Ocean Avenue.

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Construction Update: February 26, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel continues to install 30" RCP reinforced concrete storm drain as well as 12" PVC plastic sewer pipe in Ocean Ave.  They are heading towards Walton Street.  

Also this week, GS&G finished installing the new 8" PVC plastic sewer pipe in Sawyer St to replace the existing 8" Vitrified Clay Pipe which is full of roots. 

Totals for the week: 71 feet of storm drain installed and 175 feet of sewer.

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Construction Update: February 12, 2021

Gorham Sand & Gravel continues to install 30" RCP reinforced concrete storm drain as well as 12" PVC plastic sewer pipe in Ocean Ave.  They are heading towards Walton Street.  

Also this week, GS&G started to install the new 8" PVC plastic sewer pipe in Sawyer St to replace the existing 8" Vitrified Clay Pipe which is full of roots. 

Totals for the week: 24 feet of storm drain installed and 130 feet of sewer.

Installing new Sewer
Installing new sewer
Hammering Ledge next to Gas Main
Hammering ledge next to gas main
Mackworth 2019-02-26 Public Information Sign

WHAT’S HAPPENING                  

  • New 10” – 48” storm drain and 8” – 12” sewer main will be installed within the following streets
    • Mackworth Street                  
    • Ocean Avenue (Walton Street to Forest Avenuet
    • Walton Street (Ocean Avenue to Canco Road)                                        
    • Mayland Street
    • Irving Street
    • Sawyer Street
    • Forest Avenue at Baxter Woods
    • Hersey Street
    • Clifton Street (Hersey Street to Vannah Street)
    • Vannah Street
  • In total the project will construct 15,000 linear ft of new storm drain and new sewer main
  • New green infrastructure tree filters will be installed on Mackworth St and Walton St.
  • Streets within work area will be reconstructed, new pavement installed
  • New 1,590’ of 12” D.I. pipe, and approximately 3,690’ of 8” D.I. pipe water main on the project streets
  • Update: Curbing on Mackworth has been eliminated due to budget cuts. 
  • Update: Sidewalk on Mackworth has been eliminated due to budget cuts.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROJECT

  • Noise
  • Large equipment and machines moving through the area creating vibrations
  • Traffic disruptions, backups, moving work-zone, slower traffic
  • Streets will be closed to local traffic only
  • Temporary disruptions to driveways, water, sewer lines (contractor must provide notification)
  • Temporary water lines will be installed running across yards and connecting to houses
  • Dust - contractor required to control dust but it will still get dusty at times
  • Professional interactions with contractor (contact one of the people listed below, if this doesn’t happen)

SEQUENCING OF PROJECT - Updated 10/30/2020

  1. Start of construction late March - early April 2020
  2. Project will start by installing temporary water on streets.
  3. May 2020 to July 2020 - Forest Avenue sewer and storm drain work at Baxter Woods.
  4. June 2020 to August 2020 - Mayland and Irving St sewer, storm and water
  5. August 2020 to December 2020 - Mackworth Street sewer, storm and water main. 
  6. December 2020 to June 2021 - Ocean Ave from Mackworth to Mayland St sewer, storm and water
  7. June 2021 to August 2021 - Ocean Ave from Mackworth to Walton St sewer, storm and water
  8. August 2021 to November 2021 - Walton Street sewer, storm and water.
  9. Base Paving will occur throughout project as work is complete                               
  10. 2022 - Surface Paving of streets

WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS/ISSUES

  • Project Engineer, Portland Department of Public Works: Nathaniel Smith at (207) 874-8818, nhs@portlandmaine.gov

Related Documents

CURRENT PUBLIC MEETING MATERIAL

Date Notice Additional Documents
12-18-2018 Meeting Notice Presentation