Bowdoinham Sidewalk Project (2009-2012)


Next Steps -

Construction will begin this September, but it will be scheduled so that it does not interfere with Celebrate Bowdoinham.  The priorities for construction this Fall 2011 are Main Street and River Road.  Sidewalk construction on Center Street and School Street will be dependent on what the weather brings us this Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.  Sidewalk construction on Ridge Road is scheduled to take place in Summer 2012, as lower Ridge Road is slated for reconstruction next year as well. 

We will do our best to minimize delays during construction and we thank you in advance for your patience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Briand, Town Planner at or Bill Post, Town Manager at or 666-5531. We will gladly meet with you to discuss any concerns that you may have.

 Project History-

August 18, 2011 - The Town opened construction bids.  The low bid was $410,487.50 from Off Road Construction.  For all bid results click here.

July 29, 2011 - The Town received authorization to go out to bid for the construction of our sidewalk project!!! 

September 22, 2010 - The Town held a public meeting to discuss the Preliminary Design Report and our construction options for hte scope of our sidewalk project.

June 16, 2010 - The Town held a public meeting to discuss the options for how the proposed sidewalks could be located within the project area with Pine Tree Engineering. 

March 9, 2010 - The Town signed a contract with Pine Tree Engineering.

February 24, 2010 - The Town started contract negotiations with Pine Tree Engineering.

February 16, 2010 - The Town interviewed three firms.

February 5, 2010 - The Town received qualification packages from twelve firms.

January 25, 2010 - The Town posted its Responses to Consultant's Questions.

January 22, 2010 - All questions regarding the Request for Qualifications were due by 4 p.m.

December 29, 2009 - Town of Bowdoinham posted its Request for Qualifications.

December 16, 2009 - The Town and Maine Department of Transportation have signed the Transportation Enhancement Project Agreement and the Town has received the Notice to Proceed (Federal Project Number: STP-1747(300)X, State PIN # 017473.00)

December 7, 2009 - The Maine Department of Transportation approved Priority 1 and 2 of the redefined project scope to move forward into the design phase.

December 1, 2009 - The Bowdoinham Board of Selectmen voted to allow the redefined project scope to go forward with Maine Department of Transportation with the knowledge that there will be further opportunity for public input through the process with Maine Department of Transportation.

November 23, 2009 - The Biking, Walking, & Paddling Group agreed on the project scope to move forward.

November 10, 2009 -  The Biking, Walking, & Paddling Group held a meeting to discuss the Walkable Village Plan and the project scope for the "sidewalk grant".

November 3, 2009 - The Town of Bowdoinham voted and approved the transfer of up to $133,750 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to the FY2010 budget revenues and appropriate the same to be used as the Town's share to match a grant of $535,000 in Federal Enhancement Funds distributed through the Maine DOT Quality Community Programs for the engineering and construction of sidewalks.

June 10, 2009 - The Town of Bowdoinham voted down a $350,000 match to the $535,000 Quality Community Program (Sidewalk) Grant from the Maine Department of Transportation.

April 2009 -The Town of Bowdoinham was notified that they selected to receive a $535,000 Quality Community Program (Sidewalk) Grant from the Maine Department of Transportation.

June 6, 2008 - The Town of Bowdoinham submitted a Quality Community Programs application to the Maine Department of Transportation.

April 2008 - The Biking, Walking, Paddling Committee met with Dan Stewart regarding funding opportunities with the Maine Department of Transportation and conducted a walk around the village area.