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Emera Maine asks motorists to be aware of work on Route 1A in Dedham

Release Date:  04-12-2018

Bangor, Maine — Motorists are asked to exercise caution and be mindful of the safety of workers along the roadside as Emera Maine and project contractors replace a portion of transmission line on Route 1A in Dedham. Work on the new line will continue through early May.

In addition, to allow safe installation of new wire, night work is planned in the area at the beginning of May. Route 1A may be closed for periods of time at night to allow this work. Signs along the highway will provide notice of upcoming closures.

When traveling on Route 1A this spring, please watch for signs and lights indicating road work and take steps to keep yourself, workers and other motorists safe:

  • Avoid distractions while driving.
  • Move over far enough to give crews room to work.
  • Slow down to pass workers at a safe speed.

The Route 1A project aims to ensure reliable delivery of electricity to customers in the area from Bangor to Ellsworth. The work will replace utility infrastructure that has reached the end of its life and will ensure easier access for any necessary repairs in the future.

Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.