Woodford's Corner Public Improvement Plans


Curb and new sidewalk work is progressing well, and we are starting to see how the actual finished product will look. The pedestrian areas on the south side of Woodfords corner are taking shape. The contractors were faced with some challenging grading work, and they have done a great job hitting their marks. Curbing and sidewalk work will continue for the next few weeks until this section is complete. New poles and mast arms for traffic signals are being installed, and traffic signals and signs are being upgraded.

The base layer of paving on lower Revere Street was completed. Additional work has been added on lower Revere Street to include resetting existing curb, and replacing the sidewalk on the south side of lower Revere Street.

Over the next few weeks, new railroad crossing signals and gates will be installed, drainage work will be completed north of Woodford Street, and the box cut work will resume between Woodford Street and the railroad tracks. A couple of small retaining walls will be built and new sidewalk will be constructed around the new railroad signal gate.

Other upcoming work will include upgrading the crosswalk landing at the corner of Arlington Street and Forest Avenue in front of Mister Bagel.

Pictured below, the section between Ocean Avenue and Concord Street will be widened to accommodate a true left turn lane for southbound traffic, and an additional northbound lane to help clear the congestion in the intersections.  

Woodsford Image

Pictured below, Mike Nappi of Michael Nappi Concrete is cutting joints on the outer edge of the sidewalk island/bumpout between Deering Avenue and Forest Avenue. Charlie Guy

Charlie Guy | Project Resident | Assistant Construction Manager
MaineDOT Multimodal Program 
(207) 557-9078 (cell) | charles.guy@maine.gov 

The Project

The public improvements to Woodford's Corner build on the vision from the Transforming Forest Avenue plan to promote livability, economic vibrancy, accessibility and mobility in Woodford's Corner. Building on the assets already existing in the area, the plans will provide better pedestrian and bicycle crossings, new street furnishings and public spaces, better transit routing, and better traffic circulation.

The Woodford's Corner plans are a partnership between the City of Portland, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System, and the Maine Department of Transportation. Construction is expected to begin in August 2017 with construction being completed in the Fall 2018.

The MaineDOT, which is managing the construction project, has established a project web page on which additional information will be made available. The webpage is https://maine.gov/mdot/projects/portland/woodfordscorner/.

An excerpt from the final design plans showing the Public Art, Highway Plan, Striping Plan and Landscaping Plan is Woodfords Corner Final Design Excerpt

Concept for Woodfords Plaza - June 2017
The full engineering plans (June 2017) can be found at:

 Related Documents:
Streetscape Material Palette (2015)
Public Art Proposal (2017)
Transforming Forest Avenue
Streetscape Report (2014)