The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, will be holding a neighborhood engagement event to kick off a planning study along the Forest Avenue – Route 302 corridor. This joint Portland/South Portland transportation study will look at opportunities for improving vehicular, transit, walking, and biking facilities from Morrill’s Corner along Forest Avenue through Woodfords Corner, Deering Oaks Park, State Street and High Street, the Casco Bay Bridge, and eastern Broadway in South Portland. The study will also examine the relationship between future land development and transportation capacity.
City staff and consultant team members will lead an interactive walk along Forest Avenue from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. The walk will be followed by a meeting to be held 6:00 – 7:30 PM; the meeting will begin with a brief presentation on issues and opportunities in the corridor, followed by ample opportunity for participants to provide input. The walk will start at 5:00 PM in front of the closed Wok Inn restaurant in Morrill’s Corner, on Forest Avenue near Allen Avenue. The meeting will be held beginning at 6:00 PM in the WCHP Lecture Hall, #8 Parker Pavilion on the University of New England Portland campus at 716 Stevens Avenue. See attached map and flyer.
You can visit the study website at www.mainesmartcorridor.com for more information, and to follow the progress of the study. If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Hyman, City of Portland Transportation Program Manager, at email@example.com.