News Release for May 16, 2012

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


Reconstruction Of Route 201 In Farmingdale Enters Final Stages – Grading and Paving Scheduled For This Weekend

Farmingdale, ME – The reconstruction of Route 201 in the town of Farmingdale is in the final stages of construction, according to the general contractor completing the project. John Sturgeon, Senior Project Manager for Sargent Corporation stated, "We are continuing our efforts to accelerate the project for final completion by June 30th with the least possible daytime disruption to the local businesses and the traveling public". In concert with this effort, Sargent has scheduled the final grading of the roadway from Northern Avenue north, a section of approximately 800 feet in length, in preparation for paving from 6 p.m. Saturday evening, May 19 to 6 a.m. Sunday morning, May 20, 2012. The paving of the base and binder courses will take place on Sunday night, May 20 and Monday night May 21, 2012 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Due to the importance of a quality finish pavement, the main line surface paving will take place during the daytime starting on or about the first week in June and continuing with side street and drive paving until the end of June.

Sturgeon said, "The Sargent Corporation and the Maine Department of Transportation want thank everyone for their continued patience, cooperation and understanding in the final stages of construction in this project".

Sargent Corporation is completing the reconstruction of Route 201 for MaineDOT. For information on this and other construction projects, visit