Construction season underway in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine — Anyone traveling through Portland regularly has likely encountered traffic cones, orange barrels, or detours while making their way through the city.  With multiple significant projects underway, construction season in Maine’s largest city has officially begun. “Plan for delays. Plan for traffic,” Maine Department of Transportation spokesperson Paul Merrill said.  This weekend, the MDOT will be working around the clock on a bridge replacement project, closing portions of I-295 in Portland and Falmouth.