FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
Network upgrade will
cause half-day closure of Portland BMV office
AUGUSTA – The Portland branch office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed for a half day on Wednesday, February 12, to allow for computer network upgrades.
The upgrades are part of the State of Maine Office of Information Technology “Maine Network Modernization Project,” which will improve wireless security and networking equipment. The entire State of Maine Wide Area Network is in the process of being upgraded by OIT and encompasses more than 390 sites. The work will result in infrastructure improvements that will allow for easier upgrades in the future, improved ability to bypass outage points, and better security overall.
The Portland BMV branch, located at 125 Presumpscot Street, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, allowing customers an opportunity to conduct business at the branch on the same day, from 1 p.m. until it closes at 4:30 p.m.
Many transactions can be conducted online, via www.maine.gov/sos/bmv , and questions about the closure should be directed to the main office of the BMV, at 207-624-9000.