The “Veranda Plan” Is Finished

Construction on the Maine Department of Transportation’s Veranda Street Bridge Replacement Project – the “Veranda Plan” – is now substantially complete. This project involved the rapid replacement of the interstate bridge that carries I-295 over Veranda Street in Portland over the course of a single weekend. The work also involved the reconfiguration of the roadways underneath the bridge to increase safety and create new opportunities for more green space along the waterfront.

MaineDOT is extremely grateful to everyone who helped make this project a success. Department staff and our contracting partners (at HNTB Corporation, Cianbro, Shaw Brothers Construction, and others) all worked as one team to get this important work done safely and on schedule. The City of Portland, the Town of Falmouth, and the Maine Turnpike Authority also played key roles. Most importantly, MaineDOT would like to thank our customers: the people who live, work, and travel in our state. These customers – especially those who live and work near the project site – have been extremely patient and understanding throughout the course of this work. Thank you all.


Completed Veranda St. bridge from aerial view