PORTLAND — Traffic on outer Congress Street will be detoured through Friday because of a utility project, the city said in a press release Wednesday morning.

Unitil’s contractor, NEUCO, will be finishing a new gas main at the Congress Street-Johnson Road intersection.

The following detours are set up for traffic:

  • Outbound traffic on Congress Street must turn right onto outer Congress Street and detour around using the Skyway Drive Overpass.
  • Inbound traffic on Congress Street can only turn left — right-turning at Johnson Road will be prohibited.
  • Inbound traffic on Johnson Road will be prohibited from turning left onto Congress Street.
  • Also, any vehicles using City Line Drive must use the Jetport Access Road.

Crews will be working around the clock from now until Friday afternoon.