Construction along 13-mile-long stretch of I-95 to begin May 3

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 1:00pm

PENOBSCOT and SOMERSET COUNTIES —The Maine Department of Transportation is beginning work on a 13-mile-long stretch of I-95 in Palmyra, Etna, Newport, Plymouth, and Carmel. The construction will occur between exits 157 and 170.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 3 and will involve paving, bridge, and guardrail work on both the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate.

Drivers should expect a single-lane traffic pattern between May 3 and June 25, according to MDOT, in a news release. MaineDOT will allow the contractor to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After June 25, overnight lane closures may occur Sunday evenings through Saturday mornings until work is completed.

“We anticipate construction to be completed by the end of June,” said MDOT.

Over-width vehicles are prohibited from traveling between exits 157 and 159 in both the northbound and southbound lanes during construction. A detour route will be posted.

The contractor for the project is Northeast Paving. The contract amount is $6,794,848.00.