Island Falls-Oakfield I-95 Northbound

Owner: Maine Department of Transportation
Location: Island Falls, ME
Project Cost: $13.2 million


Project Type: Highways and Bridges  |  Procurement Type: Bid-Build
State: Maine  |  Status: Completed

The project consists of 6.9 miles of full roadway reconstruction and an additional 2.9 miles of mill-and-fill paving. An innovative aspect of this project involved the use of a tarp building to cover the recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), keep it dry, and protect it from the elements.

Lane purchased a tarp building at a farm that had gone out of business. The 300-foot by 72-foot by 35-foot building had previously been used as a shelter for cattle. Lane then took the hoops of the building down in pieces, loaded them all on trailers and then hauled 150 feet worth of hoops to Presque Isle; the remainder went to the Hermon, ME location to use for a RAP shelter there.