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Web exclusive, June 11, 2012
Planning begins for phase two of Castine infrastructure improvement project

The Town of Castine has begun preliminary planning work for the upcoming Phase Two Infrastructure Improvements project. The scope of the project, which is scheduled for construction in 2014, subject to voter approval at Town Meeting, includes upgrades to streets, sidewalks, sewers, water mains and storm drains in several areas of the village.

The project area includes Main Street, Sea Street, Dyer Lane, State Street, Stevens Street and parts of Water Street, Court Street and Perkins Street. The town has retained Olver Associates, Inc., of Winterport, to provide planning, engineering design and construction management services for the project. Over the next few months, survey crews will be in town collecting field data in the project areas.

Public meetings will be scheduled in the near future to solicit comments and input from the community at large and from abutters to each project area. The town plans to hold information gathering meetings for each neighborhood, downtown merchants, Maine Maritime Academy officials and other interested parties.

The proposed work is a continuation of the previous phase one infrastructure project that was completed in 2011 and is part of the town’s long-term goal to improve its overall village infrastructure systems, portions of which are over one hundred years old and in poor condition.