You Should Avoid This Section of Forest Avenue This Weekend
That massive storm drain project going on in Portland is going to make things a mess this weekend on Forest Avenue.
As work continues to install a new drain system on State Street that connects to Back Cove, construction will close Forest Avenue between Marginal Way and the I-295 on ramps all weekend. Crews will work around the clock starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 10 and go until 7 a.m. on Monday the 13th.
How do you get around this? The City of Portland posted routes you can take to get to where you're going:
North and Southbound I-295 Motorists are encouraged to use Exit 7 and Marginal Way to get around the closure.
Outbound Forest Avenue motorists seeking to access I-295 will be directed to Franklin Street Exit 7 on-ramp via Marginal Way.
Inbound Forest Avenue Motorists will be directed to use Preble Street Extension to Marginal way to get around the work zone.
Outbound Forest Avenue Motorists will be directed to use Marginal way to Preble Street Extension to get around the work zone.