Route 3 work starts up again

BAR HARBOR — Weather permitting, work will resume this week on the Route 3 reconstruction project, according to Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) spokesman Paul Merrill.

The $18 million project to rebuild a 4.8-mile section of the road began in the spring of 2017 and is expected to be completed by June 15.

Work yet to be done includes winter clean-up, installing ADA ramps, completing drainage, blending in driveways, seeding, landscaping and paving.

Flaggers and alternating one-way traffic will be used early in the season, Merrill said.

When paving begins, traffic leaving town will once again be detoured onto Paradise Hill Road in Acadia National Park, following the same route as last year.

There is no date set yet for the traffic detour to start.

Becky Pritchard
Former Islander reporter Becky Pritchard covered the town of Bar Harbor and was a park ranger in Acadia for six seasons.
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