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Posted on: September 1, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT - Ocean Avenue and Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts

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The next phase of the City’s Back Cove West Storage Conduit project is starting September 7. This critical infrastructure project is part of the City’s efforts to reduce combined sewer overflow into Portland’s harbor. The next phase includes the closure of Baxter Boulevard from Payson Park to Dartmouth Street. Vannah Avenue will also be closed from Clifton Street to Baxter Boulevard. This closure is scheduled to last until December 2022. Currently the Boulevard is closed from Payson Park to Vannah Avenue. Back Cove Trail will remain open during the entire construction project.  

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The nearby sewer separation project on Ocean Avenue is nearing completion and should be wrapped up in November. Ocean Avenue will still be down to one lane during the day (approximately 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM) while they do construction work using flaggers. The road will be open to two-way traffic on nights and weekends.  

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