Work has begun on the 4.8 mile stretch of Route 3 into Bar Harbor, and the Maine Department of Transportation is keeping us informed as to what's going on with the project.

Here is what's happening this week, and all work is subject to change due to the weather:

Early on in the week, the contractor plans to clear the trees over in Somesville at the intersection of Route 3/198 and Route 102. When that is complete, they then plan to move over to continue clearing at the intersection of Route 3 and Eagle Lake Road in Bar Harbor.

Once those intersections are cleared, they would like to move back down on Route 3 and pick up where they left off along the main road, working on clearing from Baymeath Road towards Wild Wood Way.

The the two and a half year, $17.9 million project,  will span 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.