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2017.13 Acceleration Lanes & Shoulder Widening of Cumberland Gray Service Plazas

Construction Contract Info
Contractor:  Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc.
Bid Amount:  $1,589,783.00
Projected Completion Date: All Perimeter Road and Truck Parking work shall be substantially complete on or before June 23, 2017. Remainder of work shall be substantially complete by July 28, 2017. 

                            Gray                                                            Cumberland
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Project Scope:  The Maine Turnpike Authority is extending the northbound and southbound acceleration lane lengths at both Cumberland and Gray Service Plazas to improve traffic flow and safety. The existing acceleration lane lengths are currently substandard especially considering the tractor trailer use of the plazas. In addition the shoulders along the service plaza perimeter road where trailer trucks are currently parking will be widened slightly to improve the safety of parking at this location. Additional parking spaces will also being constructed at the Cumberland Service Plaza by paving a location within the existing plaza area that is currently unpaved.

Construction Plan (subject to change) - Shaw Brothers is doing the work on this $1.6 million contract.  Experience indicates that they will hit the project hard.  They started the project on March 28, 2017 and be done in July 2017.  They will have some temporary lane closures so they can saw cut the pavement along the acceleration ramps and set barrier, they plan to have the barrier set by end of the day this Friday. They plan to work in both Northbound and Southbound at the same time.  There will be some disruption to truck parking at the plazas, meaning the amount of parking will be reduced since they won’t be able to park along the perimeter road.

June 2017 Update

May 2017 Update  

April 2017 Update