In order to relocate the railroad crossing on North Main Street between Peru and Mexico, the Maine Department of Transportation will be implementing a detour starting on Monday, June 25th, 2018. The duration of the detour is estimated at 7 days. The start of the detour has been postponed by one week due to a delay in the delivery of the railroad’s crossing signals, which by Federal Law have to be installed in order to use the crossing in a construction zone.
During the detour, traffic will be re-routed onto Route 108, the Veterans Memorial Bridge (next to the Rumford Mill), and Route 2; a detour of approximately 8.5 miles.
Note that North Main Street will be open to local traffic for access to homes and businesses on the Peru side via Route 108. Access to the Bottle Redemption Center on the Mexico end of North Main Street will also be maintained via Route 2. All businesses will remain open — please continue to patronize these establishments during the detour. The Department will be placing a notice in local newspapers and/or on local radio stations & will be sending out notifications to area officials, agencies, and organizations 10 days prior to the detour, the day before and once North Main Street is re-opened.