Heads Up – It’s Paving Season!

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Starting April 17, paving will take place on State Street between Congress and York.

The Contractor is scheduled to mobilize to the site on April 13, 2023 with an approximate completion date of early July 2023. 

The first week should not have many impacts however we will be mobilizing to the area and adjusting manholes so there may be some lane closures and minor traffic delays.  Starting 4/20/23 we will be milling the road; we anticipate this to take 3 days. This will require lane closures and likely major delays.  We are going to put up Variable Message Boards (one in Deering Oaks and one in Longfellow Square) to alert the public to this work. 

This project includes milling, paving, ADA ramp upgrades, and striping along State Street from Congress Street to York Street. Portland Department of Public Works is continuing plans to repair and resurface State Street from Congress Street to York Street during the 2023 construction season. The Department of Public Works will place this street segment on its street excavation moratorium list after paving is completed. Moratorium street status will impose limits on new excavation permits on the affected streets and result in higher costs for permitted excavations. 

A letter was sent to property owners and public utility operators in the paving project areas on February 6, 2023. A 60 day notice advising all to complete any utility work in the road was previously sent per ordinance last year on July 8, 2022. Once final paving is completed, a street excavation moratorium will be in effect and street opening permits may be restricted to emergency situations only.  Please note that, if you have to excavate in a street during the excavation moratorium period, which runs for five years after final paving, your permitting cost will be much greater than it would be if the work were completed before final paving. 


If you have any questions, special needs or scheduling concerns regarding this project, please contact landersen@portlandmaine.gov or by telephone (207-874-8844).