Contractor promises not to ‘take over the town’

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The engineers designing the Main Street reconstruction project here promise that disruption will be no greater than absolutely necessary.

The work is tentatively scheduled to start in September, pending approval of the project by voters at the May 7 town election. Construction would be suspended for the winter, resumed next April, suspended again for the summer months and completed next fall.

The $2.85-million project includes reconstruction of about 4,000 feet of Main Street from just north of Seal Cove Road to Wesley Avenue. Surface water drainage improvements will be made at the same time. Water lines beneath Main Street will be replaced, and sewer lines will be replaced or relined. The sidewalk on the east side of Main Street will be rebuilt between Charlotte Rhoades Park and Pemetic Elementary School.

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Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]