FARMINGDALE — Motorists who travel along U.S. Route 201 and rail trail users in Farmingdale can expect more disruptions in their routines at the end of the month.

That’s when Central Maine Power Co. plans to install new power lines between Brown’s Island in the Kennebec River and the Kennebec Heights area of town.

CMP spokesman John Carroll said the utility company will replace some of the structures on the island as part of the Maine Power Reliability Program, a 350-mile transmission line upgrade officials say is the largest power grid project ever in Maine.

Workers will bring a large crane by barge to Brown’s Island around Aug. 23 or 24, with the actual work scheduled to take place Aug. 25 through Aug. 28.

CMP representatives have talked to town officials, rail trail representatives and Sargent Corp., the contractor hired by the Maine Department of Transportation to reconstruct the southern portion of U.S. Route 201.

Carroll said the use of U.S. Route 201 for CMP work will be minimal; however, he said, CMP workers will need to store equipment or material on the shore side and periodically work in the rail trail.

“We recognize that this might be a small inconvenience to the public and hope to make minimal disruption,” Carroll said.

According to Carroll, the work in Farmingdale will be intermittent over the next two years. The timeline for the entire project is five years.

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