Bar Harbor Roads Slated for Paving

Paving crews will be out in force on Mount Desert Island after the Memorial Day weekend.

BAR HARBOR — No matter how drivers try to get into or out of town next week they should expect delays, as crews will be putting down a new layer of maintenance pavement on Route 3 and on the Eagle Lake Road.

According to Dennis Lovely of the Maine Department of Transportation, crews plan to repave a 4-mile section of the Eagle Lake Road (Route 233), from approximately Norway Drive east to Bar Harbor, on Tuesday, May 31.

Repaving of Route 3 between the Pirates Cove area in Hulls Cove to West Street is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2.

According to MDOT officials, one lane will be paved at a time and motorists should expect delays of up to 5 minutes.

“Of course those plans are all dependent on the weather,” Mr. Lovely said.

On Thursday, May 26, crews were repaving a section of Route 198 just north of Northeast Harbor.

No paving is slated for anywhere in the MDI vicinity for the Friday before Memorial Day, officials said.


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Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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