Downtown Searsport Route 1 Reconstruction


Beginning on March 1st, 2024, there will be a longer southbound traffic detour, involving Mortland, Old County, and Prospect Roads. This longer detour is expected to run until November 15th, 2024.

Searsport Preliminary 2024-25 Schedule

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The Maine Department of Transportation is rehabilitating and reconstructing Route 1 in downtown Searsport.
View the Searsport Construction Plans (PDF)

The work area begins at Savage Road and extends north for nearly two miles to Station Avenue. The project involves the addition of a center left-turn lane between Trundy Road and Station Avenue. This work will also involve eliminating gaps in sidewalks to create a continuous accessible route downtown for pedestrians. MaineDOT is working with the town to install pedestrian lighting and brick sidewalks.

The contractor on this project is Gordon Contracting of Sangerville. The contract amount is $17,758,548. This project is recipient of $9.2 million in Congressionally Directed Spending. The anticipated construction completion date for all work in June of 2025.