paving the road in front of MMC’s soon-to-open Malone Family Tower

Portland’s Congress Street detour set for April 22-26

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 5:00pm

PORTLAND — Congress Street will be closed between St. John and Weymouth streets from Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, to allow the repaving of the road in front of Maine Medical Center’s new Malone Family Tower. The closure will begin at midnight on April 22 and will be in effect 24 hours a day for the duration of the project.

Traffic will be detoured down St. John Street to Park Avenue, then back up Weymouth Street to Congress Street. Local traffic will have an optional detour down Valley Street.

Patients and visitors will continue to have access to the Congress Street entrance of the Patient and Visitor Garage as well as the garage for MMC’s 887 Congress St. Medical Building. Patients visiting the Maine Medical Center Sleep Institute at 930 Congress St. will be able to park in a lot at 48 Gilman St. 

The detours will be marked by signs and flaggers will help direct traffic. Sidewalks will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

The Malone Family Tower will provide new, easy access to MMC from Congress Street, expand availability of private rooms and provide state-of-the-art procedure rooms centered on cardiovascular care. It is expected to open in June.

The cardiovascular tower will have a total of seven floors plus a basement, with 96 beds in private rooms.

MMC appreciates the community’s support and understanding, and apologies for the inconvenience of the detour.

Questions can be emailed to Visit for more information on the project, and for regular construction updates.


About Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 700 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit