Detours will be set up during construction on Route 3, beginning before May 2017, creating one-way loops. During the first, northern half of the project, traffic will come into Bar Harbor on Route 3 and turn onto the Crooked Road in Hull’s Cove to leave town. During the second phase, inbound traffic will follow Route 3 and outbound traffic will be sent on the Paradise Hill road in Acadia National Park. Only one of these two detours will be in effect at a time. IMAGE COURTESY OF MDOT

Route 3 work update



BAR HARBOR — Work this week on the reconstruction of Route 3 in Bar Harbor includes crews placing water line from Sand Point Road towards Old Bar Harbor Road. The contractor also began placing new underdrain this week from Baymeath Road towards Sand Point Road.

Utility companies continue telephone pole work from the park entrance to Duck Brook, from Sand Point Road to Barton’s Lane and from West Street towards Eagle Lake Road. This work includes setting new poles and running wires.

Some traffic signal work also may take place at the intersection of Eagle Lake Road and Route 3.

Call 624-3000 for more information or to sign up for email updates from the Maine Department of Transportation about the project.