South Street Project Updates
South Street Reconstruction Project
JUNE 21, 2019 UPDATE: Phase I of the South Street Construction Project is expected to be complete by mid-July. Phase II, from the turnpike overpass to Elm Street, is expected to be complete in mid-August.
The South Street construction project is set to resume on Monday, April 1, 2019 after being paused for the winter months. Crews will begin by working to replace infrastructure below the roadway on South Street between Quimby and Elm. Work between Dearborn Street and May Street will not resume until the State to Elm portion of the construction is substantially complete.
During construction, local residents will be allowed to travel to and from their homes on South Street and side streets that can only be accessed from South Street. Non-residential traffic should expect to be detoured and should follow all posted directional signage.
In order for the underground piping to be reconstructed in a quick and timely manner, parking will be prohibited in some areas of the street on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some additional Saturday work may be necessary to meet required time schedules, and any extra parking restrictions on these days will be posted. Cars that are parked in restricted areas may be towed.
When this major construction project is complete, residents will be able to experience the benefits of new sewer, storm drains, water mains, sidewalks, curbing, and a completely repaved street.
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ON SOUTH STREET
WORK WILL RESUME ON SOUTH STREET MARCH 25, 2019. CREWS WILL PRIMARILY BE WORKING FROM STATE TO ELM TO START REPLACING INFRASTRUCTURE BELOW THE ROADWAY. THEY WILL NOT RESUME WORK FROM THE DEARBORN TO MAY STREET PORTION UNTIL THE STATE TO ELM PORTION IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE.
RECONSTRUCTION of the sewer and water pipe on South Street in the area stated above has commenced. Every effort will be made to complete the work as quickly as possible. In order for the underground piping to be reconstructed in a quick and timely manner, we request that you do not park within the areas of the street that have “No Parking” signs erected between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Some Saturday work may be necessary to meet required time schedules. Please observe and obey any “No Parking” signs that may be placed along the street or risk being towed. We will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience during this project. If you have any further questions, you can contact the City of Biddeford’s Public Works Department – 282-1579 or the Engineering Office at 284-9118. Please follow all road detour signs. Local residents will be allowed to travel to and from their homes on South Street and side streets that only have access from South Street.