This two-year project remains active this fall before winding down for winter break, then restarts to address utilities within the Common in March 2022.

Week of 11/22/2021

Two-way traffic will be maintained, but lane width may be reduced for active construction.

Parking along Main Street may be disrupted in this area as new parallel spaces are being created. New parking spaces are reserved for construction vehicles.

Sidewalks on Main St remain are closed, but are scheduled to re-open in October.

Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses. Patrons of WHOP are asked to use the back entrance (near CVS). No bus line disruptions anticipated this week.

No bus line disruptions anticipated this week.

Westbrook Common was transformed from a city street to a pedestrian mall during 1970’s urban renewal efforts.

Underground utilities in the common area were installed in the early 1900s to provide power, drainage, and water to the area businesses + residents. These vital utilities must be replaced before the common area can be transformed into a welcoming + aesthetically attractive gathering space for the community. Additional parallel parking along Main Street will be added, along with a new 3-phase transformer to power area businesses + downtown lighting.

Traffic Disruption

Main Street

  • Sept – Dec 2021: at least one lane of traffic will be closed to allow for creation of five (5) new parallel parking spaces in front of Westbrook Common.

Parking Disruption

  • Portions of Church Street Public Parking Lot (adjacent to Wm. Clarke Drive) will be used as the contractor’s laydown area.

Pedestrian + Bus (Metro) Disruptions

Crosswalks along Main Street may be temporarily closed + relocated during the construction of parallel parking spaces.

No disruptions to the bus stations or routes are anticipated due to this project.


Northeast Credit Union will sponsor the first season of concerts in the park for Westbrook Common.