A highway intersection improvement project at the juncture of Routes 26 and 122 in Poland, which was started last fall and then suspended during the winter months, will resume next week. Motorists will again encounter alternating one-way traffic and recurring delays throughout the duration of the project.
The intersection project is Phase I of a two-phase project on Route 26 in Poland this year. The Phase I project at the intersection will involve heavy earth work, including excavation of the old road, placement of gravel base, and paving. Left-turn lanes will be added for traffic turning onto Route 122 and Carpenter Road. A section of Carpenter Road will also be realigned to improve the approach to the intersection. Phase II of the Poland project is a highway reconstruction project, already under way, which continues approximately 3.6 miles to Brown Road.
While the intersection work is in progress, the contractor will establish one-way alternating traffic using flaggers. Motorists should expect delays, occasional shifts in traffic patterns, and, once the new intersection is open, a new traffic flow, as well. During working hours, motor carriers hauling wide loads should take special note, as the roadway will be narrow and challenging for wide loads.
Work at the intersection is planned to resume as soon as Monday, June 15th, and will likely continue through this year’s construction season and into November. The contractor on the intersection project is R.J. Grondin of Gorham.
The MaineDOT project team urges motorists to observe all signage and exercise extra caution while traveling through the work area.
please visit: www.mainedot.gov or call 1-866-646-1520.
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