The long-term Route 3 reconstruction project is slowly coming to an end!

Folks at the Maine Department of Transportation are sticking to their goal of an end date sometime next month.  It's been a long haul.

Paving work will continue for at least the first two weeks of May, according to a MDOT press release.  They will also be reinstating the one-way detour that uses Park Loop Road. Access to all homes and businesses along Route 3 will be maintained throughout the paving process.

Remember to take it slow when driving the detour route.  Please be on the lookout for hikers and wildlife, and follow the signage and directions.

Most recently, crews have been working on curbing near the Acadia National Park entrance and around Sand Point Road. They have also been working to widen the shoulders at the end of Sand Point Road. Also, crews are working to improve drainage. We are building ADA-compliant ramps at various locations along the project route, according to the press release.