Sargent earned a Build Maine Award for the Bar Harbor Route 3 Reconstruction project. The Build Maine Award is a competitive review by an independent panel of judges from the design, engineering, construction community, and representative who carefully grades the projects into consideration. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are both a valuable part of Maine. The reconstruction and rehabilitation of the area have improved how residents, tourists, and visitors access and use the area. As many are drawn to the area every year, everyone should be able to comfortably use and commute to and from the Island. With these upgrades, traffic flow is now running smoother, and safer. Pedestrians now have access to ADA additions and new safety features; more people can enjoy their stay and commute easier.

“Sargent completed the multi-year project connecting the island with the mainland vital for residents and visitors working 54,297 safe hours in a high-traffic area. Their team knows how to build infrastructure, adding the complexity of weather, keeping the local business accessible, and managing 2 million visitors a year they earned this recognition,” said Matt Marks, CEO of AGC Maine.

This two-phase project involved 87,000 cubic yards of excavation and 37,000 linear feet of underdrain pipe along Route 3. The project also included the widening of the road, sidewalk reconstruction, paved shoulders, driveway construction, striping, paving, an upgraded intersection, bus turnouts, driveway reconstruction, waterline replacement, new rock catchment along the bluffs, and improved drainage.

Phase one was completed early and gave us a head start into phase two – which was completed on-time. The team faced each challenge head-on with safety in mind, first. During construction, they maintained healthy traffic flow, kept up with the many signs, and the detours we had throughout the project. The 4.8 miles of Route 3 was reconstructed on-time, and safely with no loss time injuries. The heart of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park now provides access for everyone – people of all ages will be able to enjoy these changes for years to come.

Key subcontractors on the project were: Comprehensive Land Technologies, AD Electric, Dirigo Slipform, Project Flagging, C.A. Newcomb, Freshwater Stone, Northeast Paving, FineLine Pavement Striping, LLC, Davis Landscape, P.A Lyford, Inc., and Knowles Industrial.

Key Sargent Corporation employees on this project were: Dave Preble, Estimator, Colby Currier, Operations Manager, Scott Blanchard, Superintendent, and Travis Fernald, Project Manager.