AUGUSTA – Augusta Public Works will be paving Water Street between Walgreens and the Maine State Housing Authority “MSHA” building at the south end of Water Street (paving in front of the Fire Station etc.)
Paving is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week, June 3rd and 4th (weather permitting only). The Augusta Public Works is asking people to seek alternative routes and to expect delays in these described areas, until the project is completed.
During the paving project of Water Street, August Public Works will detour northbound traffic (traffic trying to get downtown from the circle) over towards State Street and Winthrop Street. Southbound traffic (traffic coming from downtown towards the circle) will be allowed to continue southbound.
Public Works will also be closing off the entrance into the MSHA lot. The MSHA lot will still be accessible by entering the Peachey lot, traveling under the overpass, and then into the south end of the MSHA lot. This will be done with the use of cones and signs and Uniformed Police Officers. Furthermore, during the paving project there will be no parking on Rhine’s Hill as well as no parking on Water Street (in front of the Augusta Pawn Shop) from the MSHA lot down to the first crosswalk due to the work zone and traffic restructuring. We understand that this will create some confusion and inconveniences.
We extend our apologies in advance, and ask that all questions and concerns to the following: Jerry Dostie Street Superintendent Augusta Public Works (207) 626-2435