Work continues within the Bar Harbor/MDI reconstruction project on busy Route 3.  Here is what the Maine Department Of Transportation has scheduled for this week:

Construction will stop at the end of the day on Thursday, August 31st, for the Labor Day weekend, and resume again on Tuesday, September 5th,

The area from Old Bar Harbor Road to Sand Point Road has been opened up to two-way traffic until further notice.

The contractor will be working in the areas stated below for the week:

- Backing up shoulders and driveways from Sand Point Road to Lookout Point Road N.

- Placing new drainage from Hamor Lane to Crooked Road.

- Excavating subgrade, placing new gravel, and fine grading from Lookout Point Road N to Hamor Lane.

- Public works will be installing new water services from Hamor Lane to Crooked Road.

- Wet cast wall construction near the Hulls Cove School House.

- Utilities will be working at various locations along the project.

All work is weather dependent.

During Labor Day Week, 9/4 through 9/8,  - Emera Maine will be conducting work around West Street and Eagle Lake Road. The MDOT reminds you to please pay attention to signage and the flaggers.

All southbound traffic on Route 3 rides through the project, so please be considerate of those that are working there and directing traffic. All northbound traffic continues to be diverted onto the Crooked Road detour.  Please drive slowly through this area as  residents and animals are not used to so much traffic on the Crooked Road.

The two and a half year, $17.9 million project, that spans from a point 0.57 miles west of Sand Point Road to the intersection of Route 3/Eden Street and Route 233 in Bar Harbor will be completed in the Spring of 2019.