Motorists should be advised that a paving project will begin through the towns of Caribou, Woodland and New Sweden beginning on Monday, June 22nd.

According to the Maine Department of Transportation, the project begins 0.06 of a mile north of the Woodland Center Road on Route 161B and extends northwesterly for 1.56 miles. The project continues northwesterly on Route 161 for an additional 6.16 miles, ending 0.92 of a mile north of the New Sweden/Woodland town line.

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Motorists can expect slight delays with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers through the work zones. This work will be performed Monday through Friday with the occasional Saturday.

The project includes improvements to the shoulders as well as repairing or replacing four cross pipes prior to the paving.

It is anticipated all work will be completed by the first week of September, 2015.

Lane Construction Corporation of Presque Isle will perform this $2.1 million project.