Traffic snarl disaster feared

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Contractors, engineers and town officials are still trying to find a way to keep traffic flowing through the downtown after the Main Street reconstruction project resumes this spring.

Meanwhile, a number of business owners and others have signed a letter to the board of selectmen expressing their “deep concern and reservations” over the decision to schedule construction work during the summer months.

Town manager Don Lagrange devised a plan for keeping traffic moving that would limit road work to the area between Herrick Road and Pemetic Elementary School during July and August. One lane of Main Street would remain open through that area for southbound traffic. Northbound traffic would detour onto Clark Point Road and Herrick Road.

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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]