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For Immediate Release

Date: 01/06/11

Area Legislators Announce Reconstruction of Route 109 in Wells

Work to Begin this Spring

AUGUSTA - York County legislators announced today that nearly 4.5 miles of Route 109 in Wells have been slated to undergo reconstruction.

"This project has been seven years in the making," said State Sen. Ron Collins (R-York), the new Senate chair of the Transportation Committee. "The York County delegation has worked diligently to ensure that this road made the list of scheduled projects."

The project is due to begin this spring and has been split into two phases because of its complexity. The first phase, due for completion by October 2012, will include nearly 2.5 miles of Route 109 from the Wells Turnpike exit to Meetinghouse Road. That portion of the project has been awarded to R.J. Grondin and Sons out of Gorham, Maine, which submitted the winning bid.

The second phase is due to extend into 2013 and will continue on from Meetinghouse Road north for approximately two more miles.

"Thanks to everyone working together at the state and local levels, Wells will enjoy the benefit of a substantial amount of state funding invested in rebuilding Route 109 one of our main arterial roads," said State Rep. Kathy Chase (R-Wells). "This first phase alone is expected to cost nearly $4 million."

"We're very pleased that this project made the final list," said State Sen. Jon Courtney (R-Springvale), the Senate majority leader. "Road reconstruction is a major rebuilding project that will ensure this new stretch of road remains in good shape for years to come. It's a smart investment of our Highway Fund dollars and will be a great benefit to motorists in the area."

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