OXFORD – Resurfacing a 2.7-mile section of Route 26 is scheduled to begin Monday.

The $1 million project is expected to be completed by late July and provide new drainage, guardrails and resurfacing from the four-way intersection with Fore Street and Skeetfield Road, north to the Norway town line.

“It’s definitely in need (of the work,)” said Cory Nutting, project coordinator for Pike Industries of Lewiston. The state Department of Transportation awarded the contract last month.

Nutting said most of the time the work will require shutting down one lane for about half a mile.

“At this point, there will be single-lane traffic, but at times we’ll be able to maintain two lanes,” he said.

Paving is not scheduled to begin until May 21, after drainage work is completed. Guardrail work will occur near the end of the project. No road work will be conducted on Memorial Day weekend or over the July 4 holiday.

In addition to the Route 26 project, Town Manager Michael Chammings said work is also planned for other roads.

Paving or reclamation, where roads are grounded down to the subsurface and then reconstructed and paved, will be done on a number of roads this summer, including Industrial Drive, Allen Hill Road, Pismo Beach Road, Mill Street, Village Lane, Staples Avenue and Number Six Road.

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