Gorham Road Construction Project
The Gorham Road reconstruction process began in 2017 after three years of planning and design. Plans entailed road surface replacement, drainage upgrades, and a consideration of alternative transportation amenities. Gorham Road (Route 114) is a State road. Funding in the amount of $700,000 for the project will come from the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS).
The Gorham Road Improvement Project begins its next phase on August 1. Gorham Road (Route 114) will be under construction from Dragonfly Drive to Ridgeway Road. Please seek alternate routes.
This is an ongoing project. The sanitary sewer system is being upgraded within this portion of Route 114 and should be completed by late this fall. Construction activity will stop during the winter months. It will resume in Spring 2023 to complete the roadway, drainage, curbing, and sidewalk improvements.
Thank you for your understanding during this extensive project and please seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
Note for Residents:
Grondin Construction sent notices in the mailing instructing residents to mark all personal utilities. Please note that basic utilities like gas, sewer, water, electricity, etc. do not need to be marked. Personal utilities like dog fences, irrigation systems, etc. do need to be marked.
Phase I (2018)
The first phase of the project includes roadway, drainage and pedestrian improvements from Wentworth Drive to Maple Ave. Using the Complete Street policy adopted by council, the design looks at all modes of travel and is responsive to the public process that was part of the design. MDOT will reimburse Scarborough $750,000 in construction costs towards this project. The net cost of the project to the town is anticipated to be $1,500,000.
Phase II (2019-2020)
The second phase of the project includes roadway, drainage and pedestrian improvements from Maple Avenue to Ridgeway Road using the Complete Street policy adopted by the council. The design will look at all modes of travel and will be responsive to the public process that was part of the design.
Phase III (2021-2022)
The third phase of the project addresses drainage and traffic concerns related to the section of Gorham Road from Maple Ave to Ridgeway Road. It includes roadway, drainage and pedestrian improvements from Ridgeway Road past the Nonesuch River Crossing. The flooding issue at the Nonesuch River will be addressed by raising the road elevation. Visibility issues will also be fixed by the realigning of vertical curves in the area. Using the Complete Street policy adopted by council, the goal of the work is to provide improved vertical alignment to the traveled way, continued construction of a sidewalk along one side of the road, and improve overall drainage. Funding for the project will be a combination of town and state funding.
Gorham Road Phase IV (2024-2025)
(Nonesuch – Mussey)
Stephen Buckley, Public Works Deputy Director