The Town has a variety of Capital Improvement Projects each year that work towards improving our Town’s overall transportation network. This includes a multi-modal approach for bikes, pedestrians, passenger vehicles, and transit. The Transportation Committee is a key part of this process as well as coordination with State and regional partners to find efficiencies and opportunities when programming our projects.
Over the past decade, Scarborough has worked with partners to develop and implement management plans that aim to improve our local streams and the environment. The Town is permitted with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).
The Town provides inspection and oversight of most Town construction projects. In addition, our staff inspects and enforces local regulations for development construction projects that are approved through the Planning Department to ensure that projects are not polluting the environment during active construction, are built to approved plans, and stormwater best management practices are maintained post-construction.
The development of a private way is required for single-family residential lots that need to acquire frontage and are not able to do so along a public street. This approval process is through the Town Engineer and includes a review of: overall private way roadway design, impacts on natural resources, infrastructure, serviceability and maintenance responsibility, fire protection, drainage impacts, and traffic mitigation.