Route 17 back open for first time since February

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 9:11 PM EDT
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JEFFERSON, Maine (WABI) - Route 17 in Jefferson is back open since a culvert collapsed back in February causing an 11-mile traffic detour.

The Maine Department of Transportation reopened it Friday around 6:30 PM.

The project was completed a week ahead of schedule and the new culvert is bigger than its predecessor with an expected life service of a century.

The amount of the construction contract that involved this work is $1,496,111.