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2013 Summer Construction Information

Over the course of the summer, the College will be undertaking a number of landscaping projects. In addition, the Town of Brunswick will be making major improvements to College Street and to the section of Park Row that runs behind Searles, the VAC, the Museum of Art, Gibson, and Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall. [more information]

Please contact Safety and Security at 725-3314 with any questions.

Project Updates:

Thursday August 22, 2013
Traffic Advisory for August 27th Arrival Day for Class of 2017


College Street from Maine Street to Coffin St. will be open to Traffic for Arrival Day. Visitors to the Bowdoin College campus can access South Campus Dr. via College St entering at Maine St.

The reconstruction of College Street between Coffin St and Sill Dr./Harpswell Rd/Rt. 123 continues with this section of the road closed to traffic.

Sidewalks on portions College St. are under construction, please follow pedestrian detours.

Construction is complete on South Campus Drive, with the drive and walkways open for use.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Harpswell Rd (Route 123) to be Closed from Bath Rd to Bowker St. on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Route 123 will be closed for up to 7 hours on Sunday morning to allow the connection of the new water main on College Street to the existing water main in Harpswell Rd/Sills Dr/Route 123. North bound Harpswell Road traffic will be detoured at Longfellow Avenue to Maine Street and south bound Route 123 traffic will be detoured west on Bath Rd to Maine Street and then back to Route 123 by Longfellow Avenue. The road will re-open to two-way traffic by 1 p.m. on Sunday. If possible seek an alternate route or allow extra time for possible delays.
If anyone has any questions about the road work please contact Public Works at 725-6654.

Wednesday August 7, 2013
College Street from Maine Street to Tower Drive is open to Traffic. Visitors to Campus can access the parking lots near Russwurm African-American center and Admissions: Burton-Little House. College St. from Sills Dr./Harpswell Road has been closed to traffic.

The reconstruction of College Street between Tower Drive and Sill Dr./Harpswell Rd. continues. This section of the street is closed to traffic. College St. sidewalks from Park Row to Coffin St. will also be closed for reconstruction, please follow pedestrian detours.

South Campus Drive and the North Entrance of Moulton Union are still under construction with many walkways in the area closed, please follow pedestrian detours. Moulton Union can be accessed using the West Entrance by going between Hyde Hall and Appleton Hall or the East Entrance near Moore Hall.


Monday, July 29, 2013
The reconstruction of College Street between Park Row and Coffin St continues. This section of the street is closed to traffic. College St. sidewalks from Park Row to Coffin St. will also be closed for reconstruction, please follow pedestrian detours.

Monday, July 29th & Tuesday, July 30- The contractor will be closing the mid street crossing during curbing install. The only open crossings on College St will be at Park Row and Coffin St.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - College Street from Maine Street to Park Row (upper) and the One Way Section of Park Row Were Reopened to Traffic Today:

The reconstruction of College Street between Park Row and Coffin St continues. This section of the street is closed to traffic. College St. sidewalks from Park Row to Coffin St. will also be closed for reconstruction, please follow pedestrian detours. For the next two weeks the contractor will be installing new granite curbs, rebuilding sidewalks, and constructing raised speed tables.

South Campus Drive and the North Entrance of Moulton Union are under construction with many walkways in the area closed, please follow pedestrian detours. Moulton Union can be accessed using the West Entrance by going between Hyde Hall and Appleton Hall or the East Entrance near Moore Hall.

Monday, June 24, 2013 - College Street from Maine Street to Park Row (upper) and the One Way Section of Park Row Were Reopened to Traffic Today:

The reconstruction of College Street continues and the section of College Street between Park Row and Maine St is now open to allow traffic to enter from Maine Street and turn left only from College Street to use the one way section of Park Row headed north. Access to Park Row south of College Street remains closed from College Street. Local traffic for Park Row south of College Street can still use a portion of Park Row by entering and exiting from South Street. College Street between Park Row and Coffin Street remains closed for the next several weeks. Water line replacement work continues on College Street east of Park Row and starting tomorrow a second crew will begin installing the replacement sanitary sewer starting from Coffin Street and heading westerly. Local access to College Street between Park Row and Coffin Street will not be possible for the next two weeks.

College Street will not accommodate thru traffic until the project has been completed in late September.

If anyone has any questions about the road work please contact Public Works at 725-6654.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Due to multiple construction projects on campus, until further notice the College has designated North Campus Drive as VISITOR parking. Please make alternate parking arrangements. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - College Street and Park Row (upper) To Remain Closed Until Approximately June 26th:

The reconstruction of College Street continues and the section of College Street between Park Row and Maine St and Park Row from Maine Street (opposite Potter St) to South Street will remain closed through early next week. These two sections of road will remain closed while work continues on College Street from Maine Street to and including the Park Row intersection. This section of road was base paved today and HCC will be installing the granite curbing and adjusting utilities as well as continuing the waterline replacement east on College Street throughout this week. Sidewalks in this area will also remain closed. The curb on Park Row behind the Joshua Chamberlain Statue will also be reset this week to narrow the entrance to better direct vehicles now that the street traffic flow has been reversed and traffic exits at this end and may only turn right. There will be a few hour water service interruption on Wednesday morning (6/19) as the waterline work proceeds. FMI on the water service impact please contact the BTWD at 729-9956.

College Street will not accommodate thru traffic until the project has been completed in late September.

If anyone has any questions about the road work please contact Public Works at 725-6654.


Monday, June 17, 2013 - South Campus Drive closed due to construction. Entry to Druckenmiller parking lot closest to Bath Road Closed due to construction, entry closer to College St. and parking remains open.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Park Row from College Street north to the Joshua Chamberlain Statue is closed due to construction for at least one week. We will advise you when the street will be reopened to traffic and parking.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Park Row is now re-opened to traffic.

Parking Restrictions
June 17th to August 23rd,  South Campus Drive.
June 10th through June 21st,  Park Row from Bath Road to College St. will be closed to travel and parking.

Project Phases
Phase I: June 3 to June 29th.
College Street from Maine to Coffin Street and Park Row from Bath Road to College Street.
Phase II:  July 1 to August 16th.
College Street from Park Row to Coffin Street.
Phase III: August 17 to September 24.
College Street from Coffin Street to Sills Drive/Harpswell Road/Rte. 123.

More Information
2013 Summer Projects - [PDF]
Facilities Management
Safety and Security

Construction Map
(Please click on the blue lines on the map for road closure information.)



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Proposed Raised Table Crossing at Quad