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May 11

Dane Street Rehabilitation Project - 2017.03 - May 11, 2019 Update

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 8:50 AM by Christopher Osterrieder

Construction of the Dane Street Rehabilitation Project is underway.  The Town of Kennebunk awarded the Dane Street Rehabilitation project to N.M. Curtis Earthworks, Inc. of Berwick, Maine at the April 23, 2019 Board of Selectmen's meeting.  The Town advertised the project for bids on March 15, 2019 and publicly opened bids on April 4, 2019.  Work on the project commenced on May 6th and will continue into late July/August of 2019.

The Kennebunk Sewer District will be a participant in the project and the contractor will replace their infrastructure (sanitary sewer main and laterals) as part of the project.  This partnership is a continued benefit to the sewer rate payers and tax payers to maximize the investment in the infrastructure assets.  The Kennebunk Sewer District will assist in funding the portion of the project that will cover the replacement of the sanitary sewer system.  Staff from the District are working in conjunction with the Town to facilitate the advancement of this component of the project.

Work will involve extensive utility reconstruction and rebuilding of the road and sidewalk.  Access will be maintained to residences and the road will remain open to Local Traffic.  Motorist should expect frequent delays and seek alternate routes.  On-street parking during construction is prohibited and there will be dedicated on-street parking areas upon completion of the project.

The work of the project involves several progressive steps and will typically begin at the Park Street end and work toward Main Street.  This process will happen for the replacement of utilities (sewer, then storm drain) and repeat itself with the road, curbing and sidewalk.

Steps are in place to manage the active work zone and maintain adjacent residential and recreational activities.  Balancing out these needs will require careful planning by the project team and patience by the public.  This is an older neighborhood and unforeseen conditions may be encountered which alter or modify intended plans.  This is the nature of subsurface construction and partially why specifics of project schedules are difficult to establish and maintain.  Weather conditions also impact scheduling operations and production.

The Town of Kennebunk is supported by excellent local utilities (Kennebunk Light & Power District, Kennebunk Sewer District & Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District) which are very responsive to changing conditions and these unseen actions help projects continue to advance even when obstacles are encountered. 

Copies of the plans may be viewed by clicking the following link: 
Any questions related to the project may be directed to the Town Engineer Chris Osterrieder.

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