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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 construction on the Fore Street-Eastern Promenade Sewer Separation Project. In order to accomplish the project work, the Contractor will convert Fore Street traffic flow to one-way only flow between Mountfort Street and St. Lawrence Street. Fore Street and Eastern Promenade will remain open to eastbound traffic in the direction of the Eastern Promenade throughout the project.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR MOTORISTS: Once this traffic setup has been implemented it will remain in place for the first phase of the project which is scheduled to last from 8/16/21 to 1/1/22. Project work will typically take place Monday thru Friday between 7am and 7pm. The one-way traffic flow pattern will remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project work is completed. Westbound traffic routing towards the Old Port and Downtown Portland will be directed to the specified detour route starting at St. Lawrence street or will be asked to seek an alternate route around the work zone. It is strongly recommended that motorists exiting the Eastern Promenade area use Congress Street or another route to avoid the construction zone.

SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTE, IF POSSIBLE, TO AVOID DELAYS: Motorists will encounter traffic delays when driving through the work zone and are urged to seek alternate routes into and around this area during the project.


For more information on project updates please visit the project website.

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