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Traffic detour for President's visit

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Traffic detour for President's visit

The Bar Harbor Police Department has informed the Chamber that Route 3 traffic will be detoured beginning on Friday, July 16th at 12 PM until Sunday, July 18th at 12 PM beginning at the Hull's Cove entrance to Acadia National Park to West Street Extention.

Trucks will be detoured at the head of the island to Route 102/198 to Route 233.

The area between the Acadia National Park Visitors Center entrance and West Street Extention will be restricted to residents and hotel guests only.

For more information on the detour contact the Bar Harbor Police Department at 288-3391.

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1. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

Signs were up but route was still open at 7am this morning. Definitely an increased police presence around though.

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2. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

The original news was a noon closing, then they dropped it back to 0700---I presume in case the Obamas were able to leave early. Haven't heard, but perhaps Obama is holding off until he can sign the finance reform bill.

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3. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

Have heard that Obama is arriving at the Trenton airport at 11 a.m. He is being met by the govenor of Maine who will escort him into Bar Harbor. Not sure when the closure will go into effect. Signs are ready and waiting on the side of Rt 3. Don't worry about the closure. Now all will have a more scenic drive into town.

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4. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

I was wondering if that big blue yacht was there for his visit. It was anchored right in that general vicinity. I was told by our kayak guide that he would be staying in the Seal Harbor area when we were there but I guess he must be staying around the college somewhere based on the road closure area. I can't imagine how much it ultimately costs the taxpayers for them to take a short vacation like this.

Edited: 16 July 2010, 17:47
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5. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

The big blue yacht has been relocated. He is staying at the Bar Harbor Regency on Rt 3.

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6. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

The big blue yacht has been replaced by the Coast Guard ship.

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7. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

bluewaterfever: " I can't imagine how much it ultimately costs the taxpayers for them to take a short vacation like this."

Just think about what it ultimately costs the taxpayers when Congress <does not> go on vacation.

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8. Re: Traffic detour for President's visit

And really - do you want any one in charge that never takes a vacation? I know that I need to recharge every so often.

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