Route 1 water main work near hospital begins April 28

Apr 23, 2014

Rockport — Beginning Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 9, a utility construction contractor will be working in the vicinity of Pen Bay Medical Center’s hospital entrance intersection on Route 1 in Rockport in order to install a water main as part of the construction of the Sussman House.

Because public safety is the number one priority, the utility contractor will be responsible for traffic control management which will include utilizing signage, devices and professional flaggers. If an inbound ambulance approaches the intersection, all work will stop and flaggers will direct traffic so as to clear the way for the ambulance.

This work is weather-dependant and is scheduled to begin Monday, April 28, at 6:30 a.m. This project will require various lanes on Route 1 to be closed for earthwork equipment and a truck staging area. The hospital main entrance at Glen Cove Drive will also have alternating closures of the entrance and exit lanes as work occurs. Two-way traffic will continue while work is completed. Flaggers will be on-site to safely guide travelers through the intersection and/or into the temporary hospital entrance. Flaggers will also guide travelers through the construction zone and lane closures. Temporary entrance and exit lanes will be coned. Throughout the week, the signal lights at the intersection may also be altered to control the flow of traffic around the construction zone and through the intersection.

Please be vigilant when traveling through this area during construction. For questions regarding this project, please contact the director of facilities for Pen Bay Medical Center at 596-8610.

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