I-95 northbound from Island Falls to Oakfield reopening to traffic Oct. 21

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, at 4:27 p.m.

ISLAND FALLS, Maine — A major reconstruction project that began in mid-June on a section of Interstate 95 northbound has finished 12 days sooner than expected.

Officials from the Department of Transportation announced Friday that I-95 northbound from Island Falls to Oakfield will reopen to traffic the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 21.

Starting June 17, a 6.5 mile stretch of I-95 northbound was reconstructed to mitigate frost heaving, repair and replace existing guardrails and drainage structures, as well as some minor bridge work. Traffic has been rerouted onto Route 2 during the construction.

Connecticut-based Lane Construction Corp. was the contractor chosen for the $13.3 million project.