Downtown Rockland street project resumes Sept. 10
Rockland — Work will resume on Rockland’s Downtown Streetscapes Project Sept. 10. This is sooner than had been anticipated due to the requirement by the Maine Department of Transportation that the city close out work on Maine DOT-funded projects by Oct. 15, according to a news release from the city of Rockland.
In order to ensure work is completed by this deadline, and to avoid disrupting the Columbus Day holiday as well as the cruise ship visits to Rockland scheduled for late September and early October, officials determined that resuming work on Sept. 10 would be the most advantageous time to complete the work and then move off Main Street with as little disruption as possible.
The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 27.
Work will include:
♦ Installing a new crosswalk at the east end of Lindsey Street;
♦ Installing a new crosswalk across Main Street at Lindsey Street;
♦ Repair work to the sidewalk in front of Rockland Café;
♦ Relocating two street lights and a fire hydrant on the east side of Main Street in the bump out (between Lindsey and Summer streets); and
♦ Fixing and/or repairing any work that was not satisfactorily done earlier this year.
Officials are taking every precaution to minimize disruptions to businesses in the downtown area by enabling vehicles and pedestrians to move freely, have plenty of parking, and provide good signage. Only one lane at a time will be closed so that traffic will continue to flow on Main Street.