The Maine Turnpike Authority is gearing for a seven-mile pavement rehabilitation project from mile marker 44 in South Portland to mile marker 51 in Falmouth.

The $3.7 million project, awarded to Pike Industries of Lewiston, will include the resurfacing of all four northbound and southbound lanes, as well as the decks of two southbound bridges, four northbound bridges and guardrail upgrades.

Crews have already begun to set up roadway signs for the project. Milling operations are expected to begin on the southbound lanes during the first week of May. Until the milled surface is repaved, motorists will experience a rougher traveling surface, but no work will be conducted and no lane closures will be scheduled during the daytime hours.

To avoid traffic tie-ups, the MTA is requiring the contractor to conduct all work at night, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. After June 15, when tourism traffic volumes begin to increase, the contractor will be prohibited from conducting any work on Friday or Saturday. 

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