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Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

St Paul, MN
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Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

Hello, many thanks for all the great information on the forum.We are driving from MN and visiting VT, NH and ME.

We will be driving from near Camden on October 12th and staying in Bar Harbor for 4 nights. Can't wait!

Are there any detours/ major construction that we should be aware of? We are staying at a VRBO off of Hwy 3 and on Otter Cliff Rd.

Many thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

Yes, there is construction on 3 to the north of the village of Bar Harbor. That section of Route 3 is one way headed south into town. Parts of the road will be unpaved. It's a pain. You can avoid the whole thing for your entire visit by heading straight after you cross the bridge, following the signs for Northeast and Southwest Harbors instead of Bar Harbor. That's route 102, now signposted as alternate route 3. Shortly before you get to the village of Somesville, you will come to a stoplight. A left turn there will take you toward Bar Harbor. There will be one more left turn and you will be on Eagle Lake Road, headed past Eagle Lake itself, then the Cadillac Mountain Entrance to Acadia and then the village of Bar Harbor. Continue straight into town and you will be back on route 3. A right turn onto Main Street will take you down to Otter Cliff Road.

You won't have to deal with that construction for the rest of your visit until you are ready to leave after your vacation. Simply do the above in reverse.

St Paul, MN
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2. Re: Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

Thank you, bonniemaev. I really appreciate it. That will be a big help.

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3. Re: Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

Bonniemaev: We will be there Columbus Day weekend. Will your detour route apply then also? Thanks!

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4. Re: Any construction/detours on MDI in October?

Yes. That detour route will be in effect until some time in 2019.

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