Congress Street to Re-open Weeks Ahead of Schedule


Congress Street is expected to reopen between Forest and Weymouth Streets on Friday, June 8th, roughly three works ahead of schedule.  The original schedule called for it to open at the end of this month.

This portion of Congress Street was closed May 7th to accommodate a very large crane used to add three floors with 225 additional spaces onto Maine Medical Center’s patient and visitor garage.  This addition is part of Phase One of MMC’s $512 million modernization and expansion project according to a press release from Mattd Wickenheiser of MMC.

Crews began dismantling the crane today, Friday June 1st.  MMC contractors will next survey Congress Street and repave as needed to restore the roadway to its previous condition.  MMC experts that effective June 8th, all traffic will resume through Congress Street.