2018-03-07 / Front Page

DOT releases road work plan

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer

AUGUSTA — Maine Department of Transportation has released its work plan for 2018. There are several infrastructure repair and improvement projects scheduled to take place in Northern Franklin County.

The largest project in the region is a $1.5 million pavement resurfacing project on Route 27 in Alder Stream, Chain of Ponds and Jim Pond townships. The work will begin at the Eustis town line and extend northerly for 10.5 miles.

A $1.1 million paving project is scheduled on a 4.63 mile section of Route 16 in Dallas Plantation and Rangeley. The construction will extend north from the intersection of Route 4. Light capital paving will take place on Dallas Hill Road, beginning at Route 4 and extending to Saddleback Mountain Road; and on Loon Lake Road, beginning at Route 4 and extending to Frenchies Way. Nearly 19 miles of Route 17 in Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation and Sandy River Plantation is also part of a light capital paving project.

There are several bridge and culvert rehabilitation projects on the work plan. Included in these projects are portions of Route 16 in Coplin Plantation and Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township.

Drainage maintenance will take place on roads in Freeman Township, Kingfield, Phillips, Rangeley and Strong and there are several bridge maintenance projects scheduled for bridges in Freeman, Strong and Rangeley Plantation.

The entire MaineDOT Work Plan for 2018-2020 can be found online at maine.gov/mdot/projects/workplan.

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