The Mainer thing to say when you come across construction is, "summer's here!"

This summer, the construction project near you may not be happening after all. Rising construction costs meant over $59 million was cut from the Maine Department of Transportation's annual work plan. Several of the Maine DOT's project plans came in well above their allotted budgets, causing several to be cancelled or delayed.

The Press Herald published a list of all construction being stalled or delayed to make budget. Is there a project near you on the list? Pro: you won't have to deal with navigating your way around construction this summer! Con: you will have to navigate your way around the dilapidated pavement and ever-growing potholes.

Here is the Press Herald's list of effected projects:

In and around Portland:

- I-295 and portions of the Falmouth Spur and ramps – planned $9.8 million.
Scope of work:  Road resurfacing and bridge joint replacement.

- Congress Street – estimate was $.5 million
Scope of work: Intersection improvements with signal

- India Street – planned $0.4 million
Scope of work:  Road resurfacing

Bangor:

- Ohio Street, I-95 Bridge – planned $6.2 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

Abbot:

- Route 6 – planned $7.1 million
Scope of work:  Nearly 3 miles of road reconstruction

Waterville:

- Trafton Road – planned $3.7 million
Scope of work:  About 1.3 miles of road rehabilitation

Brewer:

- Wilson Street, I-395 Bridge – planned $11.9 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

- Streets in Brewer, Old Town & Orrington
Scope of work: Paving of South Main (Brewer), Stillwater Ave (Old Town), and Rt. 15 (Orrington)

Van Buren:

- Route 1 – planned $7.9 million
Scope of work: 2.74 miles of road reconstruction

Hampden:

- Twin Bridge over Souadabscook Stream – planned $1.3 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

Auburn:

- Taylor Brook Bridge – planned $1.7 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

Belfast:

- Sheldon Bridge – planned $0.7 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

- Goose River Bridge – planned $2.4 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

Fort Kent:

- Perley Brook Bridge – planned $2.2 million
Scope of work:  Bridge replacement

Owls Head/Rockland:

- Rt. 1 – estimate was $2.1 million
Scope of work: Paving of Rt. 1, culvert and catch basin work