News Release for March 27, 2018

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


Construction of Water Street in Hallowell to Begin

The reconstruction of Water Street in Hallowell begins Monday, April2nd. At that time, a new traffic pattern will go into effect. Water Street will be one-way for northbound traffic (going toward the Capitol). Southbound traffic is being rerouted one block up onto Second Street. Additional parking has been created on the railroad tracks between Winthrop and Central Streets.

All businesses will be open and accessible throughout the project. Work will take place from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Thursday and from sunrise until 3 pm on Fridays.

Full road reconstruction means Water Street will be excavated so that aging underground utilities, as well as the prominent hump down the center line, will be addressed.

This $5.89 million project will continue through November with breaks for holidays, including Old Hallowell Day in July. This aggressive schedule ensures that the majority of work will be done in 2018 with the contractor returning in the spring of 2019 to do final paving and other finish work.

Sargent Corporation is the contractor for the project.