Crews will begin construction next week on the long-discussed Route One infrastructure project in Falmouth.

Construction will begin April 28 between Bucknam Road and Route 88.

The project will add wider sidewalks, trees and center medians to a stretch of roadway that for decades has been a traffic-heavy commercial center.

In addition to landscaping, overhead utilities will be relocated underground.

The project was approved by a voter referendum in June 2013. The $11.7 million bond was approved by only 89 votes. Sargent Corp. of Stillwater won a bid to complete the work. It was not known when the project was expected to be completed, and calls to town officials Thursday went unanswered.

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