The Goose Cove Road in Trenton is often used by commuters to and from Mount Desert Island. Speeding motorists made it unsafe for road work to be done without closing the road, the town clerk said. GOOGLE MAPS SCREEN GRAB

Here’s why the Goose Cove Road is closed

TRENTON — Goose Cove Road is closed to through traffic Monday, Aug. 20, for clean-up and repair work on the shoulders and drainage ditches. The road is expected to be open to all traffic Tuesday.

Town Clerk Carol Walsh said the work was originally planned for one day last week, without the road being closed.

“But the cars were speeding across there so fast that it was dangerous,” she said. “It’s too bad the commuters have to speed and not obey the speed limit. Then we wouldn’t have to close it.”

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]

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