Portland Water District announces water main projects on Smugglers Cove, Scott Dyer roads this season
The Portland Water District will conduct two construction projects in Cape Elizabeth this season
Beginning the week of April 30, work will start to replace a water main on Smugglers Cove Road. A temporary (overhead) main will be installed first, with excavation starting the week of May 7. The work will replace a 2-inch galvanized main with a 4-inch ductile-iron main and is expected to alleviate water-quality problems there.
The work is expected to take three to four weeks, depending on the amount of ledge contractor Gorham Sand & Gravel Inc. encounters, said Public Works Director Robert Malley.
When finished there, the contractors will begin a second project to replace the main along Scott Dyer Road, from Spurwink Avenue to the lower entrance of Brentwood Road. The work will replace 8-inch cast iron with 12-inch ductile iron, and should alleviate leaks in the area.
Residents who normally use Scott Dyer Road to get to the Recycling Center may want to seek alternate routes, such as Route 77 or Fowler Road, said Malley. "One-way traffic will be maintained at all times, but with any street project, there may be minor delays at times," Malley said.