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Posted on: October 19, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Baxter Boulevard Additional Traffic Impacts Starting November 1, 2021

Starting November 1, 2021, Baxter Boulevard Closure will be extended from Dartmouth Street to Preble Street.  Dartmouth Street at Ricker Park will also be closed. This closure is scheduled to last three (3) weeks until end of day, November 19, 20...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Fox Street Paving - Monday, October 18~ One-way Traffic

Fox Street is schedule to be paved on Monday, October 18. They will be running one-way traffic.  Traffic will be flowing downhill, but will be detoured uphill. Work is weather dependent.  Please seek alternate route if possible.
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Public Works
Posted on: October 13, 2021

EXIT 7 IS OPEN IN ALL DIRECTIONS

Exit 7 is now open in all directions northbound and southbound.

Public Works
Posted on: September 7, 2021

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT - I-295 Exit 7 Closures Begin September 13

traffic alert

The final phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) closures will begin Monday, September 13th. All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound will be closed.  The intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street will be closed in al...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Utility Work on Forest Avenue (Congress to Park Avenue) Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7

NEUCO (working for Unitil), will be working on Forest Ave from Congress St to Park Ave. beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021 for  approximately six weeks.  There will be traffic detours during this time, please seek alternate routes.

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Public Works
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Veranda Street Bridge Update

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On Tuesday, September 7th, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has notified the City that the Maintenance of Traffic on Veranda Street for vehicles; will change from Phase 1 to Phase 2, as depicted in the images below. The changeover for ped...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 23, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Starting September 7, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT**

Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Starting September 7, 2021

 

Starting September 72021, Baxter Boulevard will be closed from Payson Park to Dartmouth Street.   Vannah Avenue will also be closed from Clifto...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Fore Street to be Converted to One-Way Traffic Flow from Mountfort St to St. Lawrence St as Part of

Fore Street to be Converted to One-Way Traffic Flow from Mountfort St to St. Lawrence St as Part of an Upcoming Storm Drain/Sewer Project.

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning the week of August 16, 2021, the City’s contractor, Gorham Sand and Gravel will begin co...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Sewer Main Relocation - Easement off of Riverside Street

Beginning July 7, 2021, the City’s contractor, Gorham Sand and Gravel, will be relocating a section of the Presumpscot North Main Interceptor along the easement which begins at Riverside St opposite to the Riverside Golf Course.  The pr...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Somerset Street Restoration Project Construction Delay- Begins Monday, June 21, 2021

Project start date has been moved to Monday, June 21, 2021, The Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Maine DOT, will begin construction of the Somerset Street Restoration Project. The project involves construction of a new intersection at ...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts

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The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted.  A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard s...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

Design Development

The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Congress Square Redesign Planning Page Public Works
Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Veranda Street Bridge

traffic alert

The Maine Department of Transportation is beginning construction work on the replacement of the Veranda Street Bridge in Portland. The bridge carries I-295 over Veranda Street. The structure is 60 years old and needs to be replaced. This project also invo...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

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The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Sundays on the Boulevard Route Change

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Sundays on the Boulevard route change starts this Sunday, June 27, 2021. The route change is due to work starting June 24 on Baxter Boulevard from Payson Park to Vannah Ave (previous traffic advisory.) From June 27 through October 10, the only section of ...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

portland news

The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Will be Held Oct 25 through November 19.

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that fall curbside leaf and yard waste bag collection will occur October 25- November 19.  

Important:  The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purcha...

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Additional Info... Trash & Recycling
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Maine Marathon Street Closures in Effect Sunday, October 3

Race Traffic Alert

Several streets in and around Baxter Boulevard, including the full length of the Boulevard, will be closed to motorists this Sunday, October 3 to make way for 3,400-plus Maine Marathon participants.

Mayor Kate Snyder will join and welcome the group which i...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

January_2016_Portland_Maine_20160102-DSC_4025 By Corey Templeton Monument Square Christmas Tree Look

Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square this holiday season. Residents and property owners who wish to donate a tree are encouraged to submit the tree for consideration at...

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