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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Lower Main Street Sewer Separation Project Update - Water Shutoff

To Whom It May Concern,

As you know, the City of Biddeford is completing sewer separation work in the Lower Main Street area. As part of the construction process, a water main will have to be relocated. During the relocation, some residents and businesses in the area will have their water shut off by Maine Water Company. This portion of the project will be completed overnight to limit the impacts of the shutoff on you and your household. On the night that this work is completed, your water will be shut off beginning at 8:00 PM and we expect that will remain shut off until 7:00 AM the following morning. The water shutoff will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Additionally, there will be NO PARKING on Alfred Street between Bacon Street to Main Street from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 30, 2020.

Alfred Street Water Shutdown and Parking Affected Area

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we complete this federally-required construction project. Please direct questions and concerns to Maine Water Company at 207-282-1543.

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Please expect delays as sewer separation work begins on lower Main Street in Biddeford the week of May 4, 2020. All construction will take place on Main Street between Alfred Street and Water Street.

This sewer separation work is required by the Department of Environmental Protection to prevent wastewater from draining into bodies of water during major storm events. When separation work is completed, storm water will discharge directly into receiving water, while wastewater is diverted to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and treated before discharge.

Construction Timeline

Work will begin on Main Street during the week of May 4. Construction will be completed in sections over a two-month period. The first section will be located near Water Street, and work will progress up Main Street to the intersection of Main and Alfred. The project is expected to be completed by July 15, 2020.

At the beginning of the project, from May 6 through May 8, the Water Street right-turn slip lane that is used to access Saco will be closed as digging begins. Drivers are asked to continue straight on Water Street and take a right turn at the end of the street. Once work on the slip lane is complete, Water Street will reopen and remain fully accessible during the remainder of the project.

Traffic and Parking

One-lane traffic will be allowed through the area during work hours. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with the direction of traffic. We also plan to have a staff member available on site each day to help customers navigate the construction area safely.

In order to retain as much parking in the area as possible, parking will only be prohibited along the section of the road that is actively under construction. A limited number of fifteen-minute customer parking spaces for curbside pick-up services will also be available within the construction area and will be marked with new signage. Customers of Woodgrain Barbers who are in need of more extended parking may use two reserved spaces located on the corner of Emery Street and Main Street. Patrons of Dizzy Birds Rotisserie and Lorne Wine can continue to access the private parking lot located adjacent to that building.

Access to the Mills will continue to be available at both 2 Main Street and 32 Main Street.

Lower Main Street Sewer Project Map

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