Road project snarls Main Street traffic on Route 2 in Dixfield

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Traffic moves along Main Street in Dixfield on Friday afternoon as a crew from Bruce A. Manzer Inc. grinds up pavement as part of the Maine Department of Transportation resurfacing project. The job will be completed Aug. 8.

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Westbound traffic on Main Street in Dixfield was backed up for a mile or more early Friday afternoon due to a Maine Department of Transportation highway resurfacing project. Drivers should expect delays for a month while a Bruce A. Manzer Inc. crew removes the old pavement and repaves the highway. The work is expected to be finished on Aug. 8.

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Traffic on U.S. Route 2 in Dixfield waits Friday afternoon while a Bruce A. Manzer Inc. crew reclaimed pavement as part of a highway resurfacing project. The work began Friday and is expected to be finished Aug. 8.

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After the Route 2 rebuilding

After the Route 2 rebuilding between East Dixfield and Dixfield, a bridge project that rivalled in length of time the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, now Main Street is torn up. Businesses in downtown Dixfield must really be hurting.

We got caught up in it yesterday and our return was made through Peru and Canton. SAd - because we were planning on stopping at our favorite restaurant for lunch.

I assume that the section from Front Porch Cafe to Twin Rivers will be done next summer and then it can start again - maybe rebuild the intersection in the middle of town. Follow that with multiple grants to attract business to all the vacant buildings...


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