MaineDOT

News Release for July 25, 2013

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

 

Road Relocation in Ellsworth

Ellsworth – Crews are relocating Route 180 off of Route 179 in Ellsworth. The new Route 180 off of Route 1A will open to traffic on Monday, July 29th.

Both the current Route 180 off of Route 179 and the new Route 180 off of Route 1A will remain open until August 12th. After that date, Route 180 off of Route 179 will be open for local traffic only.

Multiple signs will alert motorists of this change, including variable message boards that will be in place on Friday, July 26th.

It was determined that a new route should be established due to the deteriorating bridge that spans the Grand Lake Dam. Both cost effectiveness and ease of mobility were factors in determining this course of action.

Drivers should not experience any additional travel time with this new route, but are encouraged to drive carefully through the work zone.

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