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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin June 24

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Baxter Boulevard will be closed from Payson Park to Vannah Avenue starting June 24, 2021. This first phase of closure is scheduled to last for the next three months. The closure is necessary for the City to complete work on the Back Cove West Storage Conduit project, one of the City’s latest sewer separation projects to prevent combined sewer overflows from going into Back Cove. 

The City’s contractor, Sargent Construction, has mobilized to the site and will be starting full construction on the 24th. The contractor will be placing variable message boards and detour signs with closure information in the vicinity of the work zone. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes during this time. Back Cove Trail will remain open during the entire construction project. 

The work to reduce overflows is part of the City’s agreement with the U.S. EPA to reduce and eliminate the discharge of combined sewage. A combined sewer system transports wastewater from home, industries, and businesses, as well as storm water collected from streets, parking lots, roofs, and yards to the East End Wastewater Treatment Plant. A combined sewer overflow occurs when the combined sewer capacity is overwhelmed during heavy rain events and a mix of sewer and storm water is discharged into Back Cove.

The Back Cove West Storage Conduit installation will consist of a 2.25-million-gallon storage conduit with the construction of 1,700 linear feet of 8-foot by 20-foot precast concrete box conduit and 2,133 feet of 60” sewer pipe. The project also involves new diversion structures, local sewers and storm drainage improvements. Installation of drainage outfalls that discharge into Back Cove, water main replacement in Dartmouth Street, utility work within the intersection of Forest Avenue and Dartmouth Street.

The project schedule and related graphics can be found on the Public Works Projects website.

If you have any questions, please contact Nathaniel Smith, Project Engineer, at 207-874-8818 or by emailing nhs@portlandmaine.gov.

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