Downtown Searsport Route 1 Reconstruction
TRAFFIC ADVISORY | DETOUR
Beginning July 10th, southbound traffic will be detoured from Black Road to Mortland Road. This detour will be in place through the fall of 2023.
The Maine Department of Transportation is beginning work on a project that involves rehabilitation and reconstruction of 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 on-site construction work is beginning today and will continue until work is suspended for the winter - no later than mid-December. From June 15th until October 15th of this year, southbound traffic will be detoured onto Black, Union, and Mortland Roads.
Project work will resume in spring 2024. There will be a longer south bound traffic detour, involving Mortland, Old County, and Prospect Roads. That longer detour is expected to run from March 1st, 2024 to November 15th, 2024. The anticipated construction completion date for all work in June of 2025.
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.