Route 117 detour planned


BUCKFIELD – The Maine Department of Transportation will detour traffic on Route 117 between Bryant Road and Buckfield Village, routing motorists to Roundabout and North Hill roads, beginning Monday. The work is expected to end July 20.

In case of rain, the project may be rescheduled for July 23 to 27.

The detour is being made while MDOT and contractor K&K Excavation of Turner install a culvert under the road.

as part of ongoing work to reconstruct the section of Route 117 between Route 4 in Turner and Route 140 in Buckfield. The detour will be marked with signs directing traffic.