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Spurwink Road Improvement Project

The Town of Scarborough is underway on a Spurwink Road Traffic & Pedestrian Improvement project. The project spans two miles, from Ocean Avenue to the Spurwink River (Cape Elizabeth town line).

The scope of this project includes a road realignment, and the addition and improvement of pedestrian and bicycle amenities. It will also address the dangerous curves and intersections to the greatest extent possible, as well as improve road surface and drainage issues.

The need for these improvements was identified in a 2005 Transportation Study.


Project Process

Planning & Design

Planning and design began in August 2021 with a series of surveys to identify the existing Right of Way (ROW) along Spurwink Road. It involved a combination of survey work on the ground and by drone. The preliminary design was completed in Spring 2022. 

Phase I

Utilizing the information gleaned from the Planning & Design phase, Phase I of project construction is slated to begin in late 2022. It will begin at the Ocean Ave end of the road section and will extend approximately halfway to the Cape Elizabeth line (approximately one mile).

Phase II

Phase II will complete the remainder of the road section/project from the halfway point to the Cape Elizabeth town line.

Project Timeline

August 2021: Planning and design work begins. A series of surveys are conducted on Spurwink Road to identify existing Right of Ways (ROW).

January 2022: Public Works is halfway through the planning, survey, and design phase of the project.

April 2022: Construction funding is requested as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget process.

Spring 2022: Preliminary design completed.

June 2022: A public meeting is scheduled for June 29 to share a project update and receive resident feedback.

Staff Contact

Stephen Buckley, Public Works Deputy Director
(207) 730-4400