2018 - 2019 Paving Projects
Click here to view a map of infrastructure improvements planned for 2018 - 2019
Pickering Square Renovation
On Monday, October 22, 2018, the City of Bangor will hold a public information session to discuss the planned improvements at Pickering Square in Downtown Bangor. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm in Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, and will precede the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. During the meeting, City staff will provide updates on the concept plans and schedule for Pickering Square improvements. Following this overview, community members are encouraged to offer input and discuss the elements of the project, which include moving the entrance of the garage and improving adjacent public spaces. This meeting is designed to collect input and feedback, and also facilitate communication about the Pickering Square project.
Click here to download the Phase I conceptual draft for Fall 2018
Click here to download pedestrian bridge renderings
Click here to download storefront drawings
Click here to view a 2018 concept bridge design and plan
Click here to view the 2/13/17 presentation that shows potential bus hub options
Click here to view the meeting video of the April 5, 2016 Business & Economic Development Committee
Safety Improvements at Broadway, Earle Avenue, and I-95 Ramp
An informational meeting was held in Council Chambers at City Hall on September 27, 2018 at 6:00pm to discuss safety concerns on a portion of Broadway (Route 15) from the intersection of Center Street and the I-95 Northbound ramps to the intersection of Broadway and the I-95 Southbound ramps.
This section of Broadway was identified within the 2015 Broadway Corridor Study (see below) as experiencing a higher-than-average number of accidents and heavy congestion during weekday commuting periods. The Maine Department of Transportation has funded a project to further evaluate this portion of Broadway and design safety improvements to address the high number of crashes and vehicle congestion on this segment of Broadway. The City of Bangor selected Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. to provide traffic evaluation and design services for this project. This was the second public meeting for this project.
The purpose of this meeting was to review proposed conceptual safety improvement plans with the public and address any questions and concerns they may have. Representatives of the City of Bangor Engineering Department and engineers from Gorrill Palmer were present at the meeting. You can watch video of the meeting here.
If you have any questions or would like further information concerning this project, please feel free to contact John Theriault, Bangor City Engineer, at (207) 992-4249.
Broadway Safety Improvements Presentation (9/27/2018)
Bangor Hearing Plan 1
Bangor Hearing Plan 2
Bangor Hearing Plan Ramp
Broadway Traffic Evaluation
September 27, 2018 Public Meeting
Broadway Corridor Study
The objective of the Broadway Corridor Study is to develop a Traffic System Management Plan to ensure that the following will allow Broadway to operate at an acceptable level of service through 2025:
(1) Preserve existing roadway capacity over the long term to facilitate through traffic movements and minimize congestion, while at the same time providing safe vehicular access to new and existing developments along Broadway; and
(2) Maintain the functional integrity and safety of the corridor, while accommodating the public and private needs for access to adjacent land parcels. In developing the plan, the consultant will utilize accepted engineering standards to address such items as:
- The frequency and spacing of intersecting streets and private driveways;
- The location, spacing, timing and coordination (for progressive two-way traffic flow) of existing and future traffic signals; the location and design of turning lanes;
- Channelization, or other turning movement controls;
- Identification of current levels of service and development of access management standards (which may include minimum sight distance requirements, corner clearance requirements, separation standards, etc)
Learn more by clicking one of the links below:
Final Report Information
September 2015 Final Report
Final Report Meeting Notes
Final Report Existing Conditions Report
Final Report Reduced Figures
Part 1 Alternatives Analysis
Part 2 Alternative Analysis
Additional Project Documents
11/20/14 Meeting Minutes
12/11/14 Public Meeting Presentation (PDF of Powerpoint)
12/11/14 Public Meeting Notes
01/22/15 Meeting Minutes
Broadway Corridor Study: Existing Transportation Conditions
Bangor Business Owners Open House Meeting Notes (02/12/15)
03-26-15 Presentation (part I)
03-26-15 Presentation (part II)
03-26-15 Public Meeting Notes
04-16-15 Public Meeting Presentation
Odlin Road Pump Station Project
Click here to view information about this project
Click here to view the proposed ordinance
Waste Options Post 2018
Waste Options Comparison
PERC / Fiberight Financial Comparison
PERC - Frequently Asked Questions
February 29, 2016 Special City Council Meeting Agenda
Video - February 23, 2016 City Council Workshop - Waste Options Discussion
Video - February 29, 2016 Special City Council Meeting
Exit 187 & Hogan Road Intersection Improvements / Diverging Diamond
Click here to view information about the proposed changes to the intersection at exit 187 and Hogan Rd.
Exit 186 Intersection
Click here to view the report from MDOT regarding the left turn on Stillwater Ave. at Exit 186
Below is a summary of recommended changes from the report:
1. Lift the left-turn prohibition on the westbound intersection approach from Exit 186. The analyses show that this change will have no significant difference in the capacity or level of service of the intersection. There will be a need to modify the signing, signals, and markings on this to replace the single through lane with a shared through-left lane.
2. To address the strong pattern of rear-end crashes on the southbound approach to the Exit 186 intersection, the addition of an advance (nearside) traffic signal is recommended to give southbound traffic an earlier indication of the signal ahead. This could be a pedestal-mounted signal on the northwest corner of the intersection.
3. On the eastbound (Kohl’s) approach to the Exit 186 intersection, consider restriping and resigning the four approach lanes to two left-turn lanes, one through lane, and one right-turn lane. This would convert the left-through lane to a left-turn lane. This change would improve the balance of volumes in the eastbound approach lanes, providing a modest improvement in intersection capacity.
4. Link the cross-Stillwater walk phase concurrently to the eastbound vehicular phase to avoid conflicts between pedestrians and westbound left-turning vehicles.
5. At the Exit 186 intersection, consider improved sidewalk continuity between the west end of the Stillwater Avenue crosswalk and pedestrian destinations such as the Kohl’s plaza and the southbound pullover/drop-off space.
6. To increase the width of northbound shoulders for bicycle users between the Drew Lane and Exit 186 intersections, reduce the width of northbound through lanes from 12’ to 11’.
7. To provide northbound shoulders for bicycle users between the Exit 186 and Bangor Mall intersections, replace the right-most through lane with a northbound shoulder and right-turn pockets located as necessary for the two intersections. The two northbound shoulder recommendations will provide better shoulder continuity along Stillwater Avenue without significantly affecting intersection capacity or level of service.
8. Although not evaluated in this study, consider the potential for cycle lengths for signals on Stillwater Avenue that are shorter than 140 seconds. Long cycle lengths can provide more traffic capacity than short cycle lengths and help enhance progressive movement through intersections for some users. However, short cycle lengths can provide shorter delays, shorter queue lengths, and better levels of service on side-street approaches, and shorter wait times for pedestrians crossing Stillwater Avenue.
Bangor Waterfront Park and Performance Pavilion Master Plan Study
Click here to see the full plan / study for the Waterfront Park and Performance Pavilion