Sebago Technics led the transformation of Boothbay’s Village in cooperation with the Town, MaineDOT, and a local developer.
Route 27 through the coastal village of Boothbay has long experienced high traffic volumes, speeds and near-miss crashes in this busy pedestrian area during the summer months. With the aid of a private developer and a new funding program sponsored by the MaineDOT entitled the “Business Partnership Initiative”, the Town undertook a $3.3 million dollar roadway improvement project that included an improved alignment for Route 27, the relocation of a major side road, a new roundabout, the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks, landscaping, and pedestrian scale ornamental lighting. Sebago Technics was retained in 2016 to perform traffic analysis and safety study to support this new roadway design concept developed by the Town and a local developer.
Working with Mark Lenters, from Ourston Engineering a national roundabout specialty firm, Sebago led a comprehensive public educational process that led to the acceptance of the new design for this state roadway through the heart of the village. The design effort not only included typical roadway and drainage design, but also coordination of new landscaping and lighting, a number of utility relocations, stormwater treatment design and permitting, and a myriad of private easements to allow for this project’s construction. The entire planning and design process was accomplished from concept to commencement of construction over a 12 month period.
The project was completed in 2018 and was awarded a Build Maine Award by Maine AGC in 2019.