The Forest Avenue – Route 302 – Route 77 – Broadway corridor is a critical roadway corridor for the communities of Portland and South Portland. It runs through these cities to provide the longest continuous north — south route. It retains a great deal of historic character throughout Portland and South Portland while also providing essential regional transportation connections. But in addition to enabling important local and regional traffic connections, the corridor is also an important neighborhood main street that provides access to adjacent residences, businesses, educational and medical institutions, and park spaces.
The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) is working with the Cities of Portland and South Portland to improve travel in this corridor, from Morrill’s Corner to Bug Light Park and SMCC. The study will look at approaches for balancing traffic, public transit service, walking, bicycling, safety issues, and travel demand from new development to create a vibrant future for the corridor and surrounding neighborhoods.
With help from corridor residents and stakeholders, we will develop a plan to make this a “Smart Corridor,” with:
- New "smart growth" developments that fit their surroundings
- Robust travel choices - transit, walking, biking - to accommodate more activity while managing traffic demand
- Connections among the higher education institutions in the corridor, including improved transit options
- Enhanced technology, including traffic signal upgrades, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements, and real-time travel information for transit riders
This will help us to enable new economic opportunities in the corridor, improve mobility, create lively streets, and improve the quality of life for the residents, business owners, students, and visitors that travel along it.
We welcome your participation in the study, and we are eager to answer your questions. Please contact us at email@example.com.
You may also contact:
City of Portland Transportation Program Manager
City of South Portland Planning & Development Director