Road rebuild job resumes

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Following a four-month winter break, the Main Street reconstruction project resumed Monday with the relining of sewer pipes beneath the roadway.

That work is expected to take one to two weeks.

Work on the roadway itself is scheduled to restart between April 6 and 13, depending on weather and road conditions, according to Annaleis Hafford, vice president and senior project engineer with Olver Associates, the engineering firm that is overseeing the project for the town.

“The final phase of work includes completing sidewalk improvements between Wesley Avenue and Seal Cove Road, completing final grading of lawns, placement of loam and seed, as well as final paving and road markings,” she said last week in a letter to town residents.

She said the project is to be completed, except for some minor items, by June 30.

Last spring, residents voted to have the road work suspended for two months in the summer to avoid major traffic back-ups during the height of the tourist season. Hafford and town officials said at the time that a similar hiatus might be necessary this summer. But they have worked with the contractor to revise the construction schedule and finish the project by the end of June.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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