Travelers weary of a rough section of road in Milford won’t be getting a reprieve as soon as they had hoped.

For several years now, a section of Maine Road (Rte. 2) starting at its intersection with Rte. 178 and extending a couple miles north has been in the Maine Department of Transportation’s pipeline, but when repair plan schedules have been announced, the project has been put off repeatedly. The project, however, which includes extensive repairs and renovations to the roadway, finally was included in this year’s plan.

But now town officials have been told no construction work apparently will be done this year, and that preparations for the project won’t even begin until December. That would make a start on actual repairs unlikely before next spring at the earliest.

Another project planned for this year, however, will take place – repairs and rehabilitation of the Call Road. Town officials had hoped to coordinate work on that project, which will be done in three phases, with the Main Road work, but restrictions on USDA funds that will pay in part for the Call Road necessitate that work being done earlier, according to Town Manager Dawn Adams.

Phase 1 of the Call Road work will primarily be sewer, water, and stormwater line upgrades. Town officials plan to hold a neighborhood meeting in the near future to discuss the project with residents.

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