The Project Blog

Test Blast Considered a Success; Second Blast Possible Thursday Afternoon

Eight weeks in we’re becoming accustomed to the sights and sounds of construction in our central downtown.

On Wednesday there were quite a few more reflective vests on hand, here to conduct and eva...

Test Blast Confirmed for 1 PM Wednesday; No Impact for Most

Just a brief note to confirm that Maine Drilling & Blasting will conduct a test blast in Printer’s Alley on Wednesday.  The test is scheduled for 1 PM.

As a reminder, the purpose of this test blast is to level t...

Test Blast Scheduled for Weds; Here’s What to Expect

I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend and the official start to Summer 2018.

Now it’s back to work!

As I mentioned in Friday’s update, Maine Drilling & Blasting expects to conduct a test blast in Printer’s Al...

Wrapping up May, Looking at June

Lots to communicate today, including:  a decision on the ACTR bus stops downtown, your opportunity to join the discussion about the new rail platform and the future of Triangle Park and Printer’s Alley, and an update on Carol’s.  So let’...

Steady Progress Downtown

It’s been four weeks now since work began in earnest downtown.  Enough time, I think, to pass on some preliminary observations about how things are going.

For starters, the detailed plan that was developed and vetted over the past many months is...

Printer’s Alley, Parking, Public Meetings

It was a good week for weather and a good start to the next phase in building the new drainage system in central downtown.

Today’s update also features information on how you can contribute ideas to 1) where we locate our rail st...

X Marks the Spot

Construction work can be noisy, disruptive, and dusty.  But how interesting this week to watch the gradual excavation of that short stretch of Main Street that sits alongside the rail corridor next to the Duclos Building.

Today ECI is expected to complet...

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