Big projects are planned for this year in Brewer, Eddington, Old Town, Trenton, Searsport and the Machias area.  Also, maybe in your town as well.

The Maine Department of Transportation has released a three year work plan that outlines what the agency will be doing down the line. It includes big projects like the I-395/Route 9 Connector in Brewer/Eddington at a cost of almost $91 million.  Other projects include bridge replacements and intersection improvements in Old Town and Stillwater, the dredging of Searsport Harbor, heavy rehabilitation work on U.S. Route 1 in Machias and East Machias, and the continuation of work on the Acadia Gateway Center project in Trenton at an estimated cost of $23 million.

One can find all sorts of information about the Maine Department of Transportation's work planned for 2021, 2022 and 2023, HERE.

Now for those of your that aren't into reading work plans put out by big government agencies, and we know who you are, there's a very cool Interactive Work Plan Map that you can play with while all at the same time figuring out if any road work is scheduled to be done near your neck of the woods.

Just hold our computer's mouse over the roadway of your choice and information about a scheduled project will appear to the right of the screen.

For instance, hold your mouse over the pending $90.3 million I-395/Route 9 Connector project due to begin this year in Brewer, and the Interactive Map will give your the following information: "Beginning 0.25 of a mile west of Interstate 395 and Route 1A, roughly paralleling the Brewer-Holden town line, extending 6.00 miles to Route 9 west of Chemo Pond Road (in the vicinity of Lois Lane). FHWA INFRA Grant recipient."

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