MDOT: More time needed for Rte 73, Rte 131 paving jobs

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 3:00pm

KNOX COUNTY — The Maine Department of Transportation will be continuing paving work along Routes 73 and 131 in Knox County.

Work began in 2020, and was estimated to be finished by June 4, but will require more time to complete, according to MDOT, in a news release. Paving work will continue through June 16.

Paving work on Route 73 begins at the Rockland town line and extends more than two miles south through Owls Head and into South Thomaston.

The Route 131 project area begins at Port Clyde Road in Saint George and extends north for nearly ten miles through South Thomaston, ending at Route 1 in Thomaston.

Work will occur during daytime hours. Drivers should expect short, single-lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.

The contractor on this project is Hagar Enterprises of Damariscotta. The total project cost is $1,982,091.