Maine Mall Road Porous Pavement —South Portland, ME.

This project is a result from the Long Creek Restoration Project, a cooperative effort by municipal and private land owner to create the Long Creek Watershed Management Plan, which is administered by Maine DEP under a general permit as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.  R.J. Grondin & Sons was the general contractor on this innovative project, which is the first in the United States to use porous pavement in a high traffic area (over 16,000 vehicles per day) in cold climates.  The $1.4 million project didn’t begin in earnest until the middle of July 2009, and was hampered by the wettest August in memory, yet the project still was substantially completed on schedule in the middle of October.