2021 STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
In 2021, the City of Orono will be making improvements to various roads throughout the city. These roads include East Navarre, West Navarre, Eileen Street, Elm Street, Park Lane, Casco Point Road, Casco Circle, and Fagerness Point Road. Weekly updates will be posted here once construction begins.
Prior to the Street Improvements Project, the city will also be replacing the existing forcemain on Park Lane and Elm Street. This work is scheduled to begin the week of April 26th and is anticipated to wrap up toward the end of May. During this time, residents of Park Lane and Elm Street may experience temporarily restricted access. Access to residences will be restored at the end of each work day, and one lane of traffic will remain open for the duration of the project. Residents are asked to please use caution when traveling through the area. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the Forcemain Improvements project, please contact Project Representative Luke Connor at (507) 995-0465.
2021 Street Improvements
- Thursday and Friday there will be crews on Casco Point & Casco Circle to reinstall mailboxes, fine tune some ditch grading, and other miscellaneous items that need to be finished before the final layer of pavement. The contractor is going to bring the “milling machine” back to fix portions of the roadway and correct some of the slopes to help drainage.
- The contractor plans on paving the FINAL LAYER of asphalt this Saturday (10/30). They will also be paving the small patch at the bottom of Ivy Place.
- The contractor will start paving around 8:00 AM Saturday morning on Casco Circle near Ivy Place. They will pave the entire south half of Casco Circle (both lanes) until they reach the intersection and then jump to the north half and again start at Ivy Place and pull towards the intersection. When the entire Casco Circle is paved, we will head down Casco Point Road and pave one lane at a time.
- When we pave this time there will be a thin layer of tac “oil” on the road that binds the two layers of pavement together. If you see tac on the road you are advised not to drive though it because it will splash up on your vehicle and it doesn’t come off.
- If you need to drive somewhere between the hours of 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, I would make sure you leave the house before 8:00 or park a vehicle out on Casco Point Road till we finish paving Casco Circle. If you park out on Casco Point Road, make sure to park far enough away from the start of the construction site (100 ft) so that we can back dump trucks in and finish the street. If you park too close then you will be in the way of the paver and the dump trucks. If you plan to stay home all day, you will be able to drive on the street after the fresh asphalt is placed and the rollers are done getting proper compaction (30-45 min).
- Thanks in advance for your continued patience throughout the project.
Open House Presentation
To learn more about this project, including construction details, impacts, and timelines, please watch the presentation below.
Note: make sure your volume is up, the presentation is narrated.
Luke Connor (Primary Contact)
Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Bolton & Menk, Inc.