The potholes and dirt shoulders of Route 302 will soon be a thing of the past. Start-ing this summer, a contractor hired by the Maine Department of Transportation will resurface one section of Route 302 and rebuild another.
The road will be reconstructed from Stanley Hill Road in Fryeburg to Stack Em Inn Roa by Sportshaus. This involves digging up the existing pavement, installing 18 inches of gravel and six inched of pavement, according to ob Carrell, DOT project manager.
Concurrently, four miles of Route 302 from Sweden Road (Route 93 intersection) to Stack Em Inn road will be re-paved, including the Moose Pond causeway.
The exact dates for stating the project and where it will begin and end will be determined at a pre-construction meeting with the contractor, Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc, of Conway, NH. A meeting date has not been yet been scheduled.
The two-year projects are due to be completed by June 16, 2017. Carrell said that as part of the specifications, the contractor is obliged to provide a Soil and Water Pollution Control Plan to the DOT. This will show the steps to e taken to protect the waters of Moose Pond, along with any other water bodies and streams around the roadway.