The Maine Department of Transportation will soon begin extensive work on a culvert on Route 17 by Buzzell Hill Road, 0.21 mile west of Wotton’s Mill Road.

The $250,000 project is for highway safety and spot improvements.

Motorists are advised there will be lane closures and to drive accordingly.

"Expect traffic to be stopped," states a news release from the Town of Union.

Side roads such as Miller, Payson and Daniels will be posted to through traffic and for weight limits.

"They are not designed for the amount of traffic that is on Route 17," the news release said, warning that one large truck can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

"Our friendly deputies will be out," it advises, "so saving two minutes might cost you hundreds of dollars."

The work is set to begin the week of July 5.

The release also advised that starting July 11 the town will begin rehabilitation work on Rabbit Farm Road and will simultaneously be working on Clarry Hill Lane.

Both roads will be closed to through traffic and there will be some delays up to 30 minutes on each road.