A repaving project that will cover approximately seven miles of U.S. Rte. 1A between Holden and Dedham will begin this Friday night!

The Maine Department of Transportation and the Lane Construction company will at first "mill" the road, stripping away the top portion of pavement, and then eventually lay down new asphalt on the much traveled highway.

If you've travel that stretch of road you're well aware of the ruts that have developed in the past few years, mostly attributed to the weight of the vehicles that travel it. At times the ruts will actually pull a smaller vehicle in a certain direction, and are especially dangerous when they fill with rain water.

Most of the work will be done at night.  According to the MDOT website, the job should be completed in late August.