Back Cove West Storage Conduit

PROJECT UPDATE: 

On March 4, 2020 the City of Portland had a neighborhood meeting on this project.  The presentation given at the meeting can be found under Press Releases.  The project will start construction in October 2020. 


Resident Survey: HERE

PRESS RELEASES

Date Notice Additional Documents
02/19/2020 Neighborhood Meeting Notice Meeting Notice
03/04/2020 Neighborhood Meeting Presentation Presentation
Back Cove West Storage Conduit Fact Sheet

WHAT’S HAPPENING                  

  • New 10 foot x 8 foot and 12 foot x 8 foot box conduit will be installed in Baxter Boulevard to capture Combined Sewer Overflows before they reach back Cove.
  • 8 existing CSO’s will be consolidated into 2 remaining CSO’s.
  • In total the project will construct 3,800 linear ft of new box conduit.
  • New sewer, storm drains and water lines will be installed in Dartmouth Street from Baxter Boulevard to Forest Avenue.
  • Streets within work area will be reconstructed, new pavement installed.
  • Multiple storm drain outfalls will be replaced along Baxter Boulevard.
  • Multiple long street closures will occur throughout the project.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROJECT

  • Noise
  • Large equipment and machines moving through the area creating vibrations
  • Traffic disruptions, backups, moving work-zone, slower traffic
  • Streets will be closed
  • Temporary disruptions to driveways, water, sewer lines (contractor must provide notification)
  • Temporary water lines will be installed running across yards and connecting to houses
  • Dust - contractor required to control dust but it will still get dusty at times
  • Professional interactions with contractor (contact one of the people listed below, if this doesn’t happen)

SEQUENCING OF PROJECT

  1. Start of construction late October 2020 and continue through 2021.
  2. Project will start by closing Baxter Boulevard from Payson Park to Vannah Avenue
  3. A 10 foot x 8 foot concrete box conduit will be installed from Cheverus Track to Vannah Ave.
  4. Once Box is completed to Vannah Baxter Boulevard from Vannah to Dartmouth Street will be closed.
  5. A 12 foot x 8 foot concrete box conduit will be installed from Vannah Ave to Dartmouth Street.
  6. Ocean Ave from Mackworth to Mayland St sewer, storm and water
  7. Once this section is complete Dartmouth St will be closed from Forest Ave to Baxter Boulevard. 
  8. New sewer, storm and water will be installed in Dartmouth Street.
  9. Base Paving will occur throughout project as work is completed.                               
  10. Spring 2022 Surface Paving on stripping of the streets.

WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS/ISSUES

  • Project Engineer, Portland Department of Public Works: Nathaniel Smith at (207) 874-8818, nhs@portlandmaine.gov
Aerial Location Map of the Project