Edwards Ave/Cole Rd Project

An upcoming construction project on Edwards Avenue and Cole Road may impact traffic flows in the area.

The project will involve re-pavement of travel ways, the installation of 500 feet of new storm drain to keep water off of the pavement, and replacement of gas main by Unitil.

Local traffic only will be allowed through the construction area. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

This project is expected to begin April 5, 2021 and is estimated to take about 3 weeks to complete. Please note that this schedule is preliminary and may change at any time.

Edwards Ave was one of the top five streets that competed for the title of "Biddeford's Worst Road" in an online voting competition held last fall, and it came in second place, receiving 31% of the vote. Although City officials had only guaranteed that the road that received the most votes would be paved, the Public Works Department agreed with the assessment that Edwards Ave needed new pavement.

"After this project is complete, residents of this neighborhood and patrons of the businesses in the area will be able to enjoy smoother travels along the roadway," said Jeff Demers, Public Works Director. "We apologize in advance for any temporary inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate the community's patience and understanding as we work to quickly complete these improvements."

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Dylan Jewett, Operations Manager, or Jeff Demers, Director of Public Works, at 207-282-1579.

Edwards Ave and Cole Road Construction Map