Road rebuild slated to start



TREMONT — Reconstruction of .4-mile section of the Tremont Road is expected to begin sometime next week, according to one of the project engineers.

The project includes rebuilding the road between the Tremont Consolidated School and the Burnt Hill Road and construction of a sidewalk and a three-foot-wide shoulder which will double as a bike lane. The work is being done under a Municipal Partnership Agreement between the town and the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Earlier this month, selectmen awarded the bid for the project to the low bidder, R.F. Jordan & Sons of Ellsworth. The company submitted a bid of $813,890 for the work.

Glenn Correll, an engineer with G.F. Johnston and Associates, said one-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Plans call for the work to be done in 300-foot sections to further minimize traffic delays. No work will be done at night.

Under the agreement with the MDOT, the town is to pay the total cost of the project. The MDOT is to reimburse the town a maximum of $360,000 to be paid in three installments.

Voters at the May 2013 annual town meeting authorized entering into the agreement and approved money for the town’s share of the cost.

Correll said he expects the project to be completed in November.

 

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