Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, one-way traffic will resume on the Maine Department of Transportation's Route 1 project. This is in accordance with the contract between MDOT and Lane Construction. One-way traffic will remain until mid-December.

"As we gear up for the return of one-way traffic, it is important to remember why this project is occurring," Audrey Lovering, of Lovering & Associates LLC, said in a press release Aug. 26.

By the end of the project, Thomaston will have a new Main Street, with curbing on both sides and a storm drain system that will eliminate the current ditches. In place of the ditches, there will be an esplanade and a new, wider sidewalk. Several new crosswalks will make pedestrian travel safer and bumpouts at points in the center of town will make shorter crossings of the street.

The street has been designed with traffic calming and safety in mind to make travel better and safer. A new traffic signal system at Knox and Beechwood streets will help move traffic more smoothly and provide better pedestrian crossing.

"Thomaston businesses greatly appreciate your continued support, especially during one-way traffic," Lovering added.

Residents can keep up to date on the project by signing up for email alerts at or liking the project on Facebook at

Questions about the project can be directed to Lovering at or 899-6925.