NOTICE – Work has begun to replace the culvert on CELT land between the Viking and Willow Brook parcels. In order to carry out this replacement, the trail connecting Starboard Drive to the Town Center Trail is currently closed (see map below). Please avoid this section until project completion, which they estimate to be November 1, 2022.
The 2019 Cape Elizabeth Culvert and Habitat Assessment Report identified that replacing this culvert should be a high priority, due to deteriorating material, restricted tidal flows, and habitat impacts. The replacement plan includes an open bottom concrete box culvert to allow for more free tidal flow, which can in turn promote habitat and strengthen resiliency. The Town of Cape Elizabeth is taking leadership with the project implementation, as described in this news article from mid-July announcing its beginning.
Thanks to the Town, the engineers, and the construction company for implementing this project with incident prevention in mind and for further strengthening climate resiliency in the area.