Twin City drivers are getting a break this week from spring cleanup.

Public works crews in both Lewiston and Auburn will be concentrating on spring cleanup collections, leaving fewer people to dig up the city streets.

“We try and concentrate on one project at time,” Auburn Public Works Director Bob Belz said. “We should be wrapping up cleanup this week, and then we can move on to other jobs.”

A handful of road crews will be working in both cities, however.

In Auburn, crews will continue digging on Spring Street. Work there should wrap up near the end of the month, and crews then will move the project to Granite Street and to Court Street between Granite and Park streets.

Youngs Corner Road will be closed between Perkins Ridge and Lost Valley Ski Area through mid-May. Crews are installing a drainage system under the road, as well as repaving and adding curbs.

Belz said drivers should also be on the lookout for sporadic pothole patching work.

“When we get any heavy rains, we always have some patching and fixing to do,” Belz said. “We might be out Monday morning doing some of that.”

Lewiston crews won’t begin tearing into the roads until May 4, according Assistant Public Works Director Dave Jones. The city’s College Street storm sewer project will begin then. Construction should center around on Sabattus and College street, up to Holland Street.

Crews are scheduled to begin sidewalk repairs and landscaping along Lincoln Street on May 8.

“We’ll be keeping up with the potholes, but we won’t get into serious road maintenance until the middle of May,” Jones said.


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