Construction is underway on the urban farm (Vertical Harvest) and Downtown Westbrook Parking Garage at the corner of Mechanic Street and William Clarke Drive. 

Utility relocation continues to replace aging infrastructure on:

  • Mechanic Street (between Main Street and William Clarke.Drive/Route 25) through October.
  • William Clarke Drive/Route 25 (one westbound lane) through December.

Both the urban farm and downtown parking garage will be substantially complete in late 2023. Your patience is appreciated as the foundation of Westbrook’s growth is carefully laid.


From 9/14/22 – 9/30/22

Main Street (from Bridge Street to Mechanic Street) is now open, but will have intermittent disruption while crews work to restore ADA ramps, sidewalks, curbs, signals, etc. throughout September.

Mechanic Street (between Main Street and William Clarke Drive) remains closed until further notice. Customers accessing businesses in this area (HUB Furniture, Martini Lane, Instanbul Market, Family Dollar, etc.) still need to park in Saccarappa Park, the temporary parking lot at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets.William Clarke Drive will have a WESTBOUND lane closure from Church Street to Mechanic Street from now until 12/31/2022. Dedicated left-turn lanes will remain in place for Brackett and Central Streets, but there will be NO LEFT TURN LANE available for Mechanic Street.  Eastbound traffic (toward Portland) on William Clarke Drive should be unaffected. 

Saccarappa Park at the corner of Main and Bridge Street, serves as a temporary parking lot for downtown residents and businesses. Customers accessing Main Street businesses in this area (HUB Furniture, Martini Lane, Istanbul Market, Family Dollar, etc.) will need to park in Saccarappa Park, the temporary parking lot at the corner of Main and Bridge Street.

The sidewalks around this project are closed, including parts of Mechanic Street, Vertical Way, and William Clarke Drive.The Mechanic Street bus stop will remain closed due to street closure and utility work. Metro patrons are encouraged to use another bus stop (away from active construction) until 2023.


Vertical Harvest is a public private partnership (P3) project to redevelop the Mechanic Street public parking lot along William Clarke Drive. The project includes a free public parking garage next to an urban farm for growing produce. While under construction, residents and businesses can use a temporary parking lot constructed by the City in Saccarappa Park.

The access road around this project will be known as Vertical Way, which will remain a two-way street open throughout construction to ensure that patrons can visit all area businesses in the surrounding area.