May 15, 2013

Portland identifies streets targeted for improvements this year

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — The city of Portland announced Wednesday that it will invest about $3 million in street paving and road improvement projects this construction season.

Some of the work is scheduled to begin Wednesday night. The work will run through the summer months, ending sometime in November.

Nicole Clegg, the city’s spokeswoman, said five major commuter streets will be repaved.

Those streets include all of Baxter Boulevard, the International Parkway from Congress Street to the Jetport Boulevard, the Jetport Boulevard from the parkway to the city of Westbrook, the Eastern Promendade, Lambert Street, and Veranda Street.

In addition, Clegg said a total of 35 residential streets will be repaved this season. Some of the residential streets will have ramps installed in sidewalk curbs to allow for improved pedestrian accessibility.

For a complete listing of residential streets targeted for improvements go to the city’s website.

“Investments in our infrastructure are critical, they improve the safety and quality of life within a neighborhood,” Portland Mayor Michael Brennan said, in a press release.

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