With warmer temperatures and the ground thawing out, Maine begins a new season. No not spring. Construction season. Backhoes, dump trucks, flaggers and cones have begun to sprout up like the first flowers of spring, just no where near as pretty.

If you travel on Route 25 in Gorham for your morning commute, you might want to get an early start on Friday, April 6 as the Maine DOT prepares to close a stretch of 25 down for the weekend.

Beginning at 7am Friday, traffic will be down to one lane near 333 Ossipee trail, somewhere between Cradle and Crayons and Just Fur Friends as equipment gets moved into place for culvert repair. Flaggers will be in place to direct one lane traffic until 5pm when the road will open back up to two lane traffic until 5am Saturday when the road shuts down completely to complete the work.

The detour in place on Saturday will take you 10 miles off course through Routes 112, 22 and 35. The good news is it's only planned for one weekend and the road should be back open on Sunday by 8pm.

So as the construction season kicks off, you might want to get a jump into work early Friday and stay a little late to avoid the one lane backup, or just call in sick. The boss will never suspect right?


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