Crews from Pike Industries in Fairfield will begin overnight paving on Interstate 95 in Augusta, Sidney and Waterville on Tuesday, the Maine Department of Transportation announced.

The $11.3 million project will begin on I-95 northbound a half mile south of the Western Avenue overpass at mile 109 and extend nearly 17 miles north to the Webb Road Bridge in Waterville at mile 126.

Paving will take place at the same time on Interstate 95 southbound half of a mile north of the Trafton Road overpass at mile 126 and extend south 6.41 miles to about a third of a mile south of the Dinsmore Road overpass at mile 118.

According to DOT spokesperson Ted Talbot, work will be performed Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Sunday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Talbot advised motorists to use caution because of the uneven payment prior to the paving, and he said message boards will alert travelers 72 hours in advance of any overpass ramp closures.

Works includes pavement milling, hot mix asphalt overlay, bridge work with drainage and safety improvements and guardrail upgrades.

Talbot said the work is expected to be completed by late December.


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