The town of Thomaston has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the Maine Department of Transportation's Route 1 reconstruction project in Watts Hall Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.


Town administrators were notified by Ernest Martin, DOT project manager, that the reconstruction project will be put out to bid later this month.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear public opinion regarding night work to complete the Route 1 project. The current estimate of workdays for construction is roughly 500 days, which could require up to three years of work. The allowance for night work has the potential of shortening the total time in days to two years.

“The Board of Selectmen felt it was important to have a public meeting to discuss these options, because this project will impact the lives of all community members and traveling public," said Town Manager Valmore Blastow,

Since 2010, DOT has worked with town officials and residents to develop a sensitive solution planning process for the Route 1 reconstruction project. The project will occur along Route 1 in Thomaston from approximately the Warren town line heading north to Pine Street.