Construction has begun on the urban farm (Vertical Harvest) portion of this project and sitework for the Downtown Westbrook Parking Garage.


Week of 5/20/2022-5/27/2022

To allow for utility work, Mechanic Street may have alternating one-way traffic this week and next.  

By June 6, Main Street will be closed between Bridge Street and Mechanic Street to allow for deep construction of 100-year old utilities.
 
Stay tuned for more information on detours and additional closures in June.

The Mechanic Street parking lot is closed as of 4/1/2022. Saccarappa Park on Main Street serves as a temporary parking lot for downtown residents and businesses.

No contractor parking is allowed in Saccarappa Park. This lot will remain open during the Main Street closure in June. Stay tuned for more information on detours.

The sidewalk on Mechanic Street near construction is closed.
 
Eventually the bus stop at the corner of Main and Mechanic Street will be temporarily relocated to Walker Memorial Library (away from active construction).

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 + 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.


Traffic Disruption

William Clarke Drive

  • July 2022 – December 2022: one lane will close to allow for deliveries of steel + other materials to the site, and utility work to replace and reroute lines within the roadway.

Main Street (from Mechanic St to Bridge St)

  • Both directions will be closed for at least a month in 2022 to allow for deep utility construction.

Mechanic Street

  • Both directions will be closed for at least one month in 2022 to allow for deep utility construction.

Parking Disruption

The City constructed a temporary parking lot at Saccarappa Park where residents + businesses can park for free while the new parking garage is being built.


Pedestrian + Bus (Metro) Disruptions

Crosswalks and sidewalks may be temporarily closed + relocated during street closures on:

  • William Clarke Drive
  • Main Street (from Mechanic Street to Bridge Street)
  • Mechanic Street (from William Clarke Drive to Main Street)

The bus shelter on Mechanic Street will eventually be relocated to the library until the new larger bus pullout + shelter are constructed.