Expect delays on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH — Construction on Pleasant Hill Road has started and will last until mid-October, according to Mike Shaw, director of public works.

Crews will work from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and motorists should expect occasional delays, he said. 

The first phase of the two-part project extends from Rigby Road to Highland Avenue, with a focus on renewing a water main and addressing water drainage issues.

Road surface improvements, including installation of a new curb, a partial sidewalk, and shoulder extensions, will improve the area not only for motorists, but also for bike and pedestrian use. 

In coordination with town plans to close a gap in the Eastern Trail through Pleasant Hill Road, Shaw said the project would also build electrical infrastructure into the road to better support the future trail. 

The second phase of this project, pending funds, would begin next year, and include Pleasant Hill Road from Rigby Road to U.S. Route 1. 

Shaw said an average of 10,000 cars use Pleasant Hill Road daily. 

Public works will post updates on the Pleasant Hill project’s progress, night construction and traffic delays to the Public Works Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Shelby Carignan can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or scarignan@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @shelbycarignan.

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Construction began this week on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough between Highland Avenue and Rigby Road. The project is the first phase of a two part water and road improvement plan, and will likely cause minor traffic delays until construction ends in mid-October. 

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