News Release for June 28, 2011

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


MaineDOT and Wiscasset Team Up For Traffic Officers In Village

MaineDOT is partnering with Wiscasset to provide two uniformed officers to improve traffic flow in the village this July and August. US Route 1, which is Main Street in Wiscasset, serves as "a vital transportation route for tourists, as well as for commercial traffic in the Midcoast region" according to Gerry Audibert, Special Projects Engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation. "Yet it is a vibrant and charming village with restaurants, shopping and other services. We will be monitoring to see if uniformed officers can minimize traffic delays."

Beginning July 10th and continuing through August 21st, officers will be on duty seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic officers will be posted in the vicinity of the Water Street and Middle Street intersections with Route 1 to help manage pedestrian and side street traffic flow.

MaineDOT also offers Wiscasset Traveler Information via its website This website offers real time images of traffic at the intersection of Routes 1 and 27 in Edgecomb, as well as the intersection of Route 1 and Birch Point Road in Wiscasset, located 1 mile south of Route 27. Additionally, a variable message sign on I-295 northbound in Freeport flashes notices when there are major traffic delays on US Route 1 in Wiscasset.

For statewide travel information, motorists can use 5-1-1 by phone or to stay up to date on current travel conditions and determine the best time or route for their trip.