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News Release for June 5, 2009
For More Information: Dave Lycette, Project Resident - 207-592-1378
Herb Thomson, MaineDOT Office of Communications - 624-3030



Two highway projects, to improve sections of Route 117 and Route 26 in Norway and Paris, are slated to begin this coming week. Motorists will be affected by daily lane closures while the projects are in progress.

The Route 117 project begins about 1.3 miles north of Gore Road in Norway and continues northerly approximately 1.1 miles to the Old Stage Road and Country Club Road intersection with Route 117 in Norway. The work on Route 117 will involve clearing and utility relocation, excavation, ditching, placement of drainage pipes and gravel, and then paving of the roadway.

The Route 26 project begins at the Route 26 intersection with Alpine Street and Fair Streets in the town of Paris, and continues easterly for approximately one-tenth of a mile. The work will include removal of a flush concrete island, installation of a raised granite and asphalt island, and paving of the roadway.

While the projects are in progress, the contractor will frequently establish one-way alternating traffic using flaggers.

Work is planned to begin as soon as Monday, June 8th, and continue through this year’s construction season and into next year, with a contract completion date of July 2010. The contractor on the two projects, which are being performed under a single construction contract in the amount of $1,687,000, is K&K Excavation of Turner.

The MaineDOT project team urges motorists to observe all signage and exercise extra caution while traveling through the work area.

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