For those commuting to Bangor from Lincoln or for those going Northbound to see the sights of Baxter State Park or further North into the County, you might want to give a little extra time for construction season.

The Maine Department of Transportation has sent out information about paving that is set to begin on Interstate 95. Fifteen miles of paving is set to begin Monday, April 26th and go throughout the spring and into the summer months.

The paving is set to start at mile marker 228 up to the Medway town line and will require some lane closures.

Sit tight because paving is set to take place up until the end of July.

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As it is National Work Zone Awareness Week, please be sure to approach and drive through work zones with caution and respect.  According to the Maine Turnpike Authority, there are 500 crashes a year in work zones and 2 fatalities a year, as well.

Knowing that construction season has begun, be sure to watch out and pay attention for road signs for work zones. Practice being mindful of other drivers when approaching and going through work zones as well as staying alert and focused when around work zones. Remember that someone's dad, mom, daughter or son is helping to make our roads safer and we have the responsibility to take care of them while we get to where we need to go.

Celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week this week by practicing mindful, alert and focused driving when driving north of Old Town on I-95 during this week. Then, continue practicing caution all construction season long all over Maine's roads. We know our road worker's will appreciate that courtesy.

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