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Brunswick to Start New Road Construction to Accommodate Chamberlain Statue

Story posted September 12, 2002

On Monday, September 16, the Town of Brunswick will begin construction of a new connector road across the upper mall from Park Row to Maine Street at the Potter Street intersection in preparation for the placement of a statue of Joshua Chamberlain.

This construction, which may cause some traffic delays and affect parking and pedestrian traffic, will continue for approximately one week, through September 19.

The Town reports that traffic and access to Park Row will be maintained at all times, and that the Park Row north-south sidewalk will remain open. However, the crosswalk and sidewalk area crossing Maine Street will be closed.

After the completion and paving of the new connector, the Town will open the road to traffic, and block off the existing north end of Upper Park Row. The Town will then remove the old pavement and curb from that end of Park Row, and fill in the area.

Traffic flow on Upper Park Row will continue to be one way in the same south-bound direction.

The Chamberlain Statue Committee will have the statue base constructed in the new plaza some time after the road changeover is completed. It is estimated that fewer than a half-dozen of the public parking spaces will be lost on the northern end of Upper Park Row.

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