Route 1 is being detoured onto a residential street in Woolwich, George Wright Road, for about 4 miles. The detour begins about 500 feet north of the Taste of Maine restaurant.
This detour is to allow MDOT to repair a short overpass on Route 1. The detour will last for 12 weeks; i.e., until mid-May.
The speed limit on the detour route is 30mph, and you must slow to 25mph or less to get onto the detour at its southern end. The detour route is truly a residential street, with no shoulders, no breakdown lanes, no turn lanes, and with many houses, children, pedestrians, mailboxes, etc. very close to the road.
So far, I haven't seen any traffic problems or backups, but this has only been in place for two days, weather has been good, we have no tourists this time of year and it's school vacation week. We'll see how it goes as we get into spring.
This detour is on the route you will take to Boothbay Harbor if you take Route 1.